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1/30/2013 7:09 AM

I'm waiting for my 2013 sc v10c, which one better for v10c? CCDB air or Vivid Air or BOS Void? All inputs, review, experiences are welcome. I'm 173cm &75kg. Thanks

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1/30/2013 4:13 PM

I haven't ridden any of them but I hear the Vivid air is one of the best for DH riding and is also the one that has been out for the longest time so they have had longer to work out all the kinks and make any improvements that were needed. All you need to know is what tune you should get.

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1/31/2013 8:00 AM

I am fan of Bos suspension that is why I recommend you VOID. The shock is tuned exactly to your weight, riding style and most of all to the specific bike. I'd call it custom shock. it is claimed they managed equal performance to coil shock.

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2/2/2013 12:12 AM

thanks for the comments ... anyone else???

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2/2/2013 6:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:22 AM

at the same position last year to choose CCDB air vs Vivid air.... Finally i coshed Vivid air:

- Ease to tune compare to CCDB Air
- Proof by freeriders at Rampage 2012, Used by almost 50% of them, Not to mention Sorge, the winner of Red Bull Rampage 2012...

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2/15/2013 5:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:22 AM

Definitely the CCDB or Void over the Vivid .... The first (and main) reason the guys at the rampage were using the Vivid was that most of them were SRAM sponsored rider ... why would you get another shock than the one your sponsor provides ? now between a Vivid Air and Vivid, I guess they prefer the Vivid Air over the regular Vivid for hucking down the mountain.

The other reason was because they didn't need any sensivity, grip, just a shock that absorbed big hits and that's it.

Now if you're into racing, the Void is the best option. Grip, sensivity, control, the lot.

If you're more into bikeparks, or your local DH trails, the CCDB may be better. Feels funnier, can be easily setup to have some pop out of the jumps, ... And it's fairly easy to set up (CC Lounge has many setups for different bikes) and both shocks will outperform the Vivid in any given situation.

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2/15/2013 4:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:22 AM

I don't have any experience with the BOS or the CCDB Air but I can say that I have had a great experience with the VIvid Air. I have a 2012 V-10 C and I have had the vivid on it for a year without any problems. Though the vivid does feel slightly different from a coil shock, I actually prefer the feel of the vivid air over the vivid coil and it definitely doesn't lack any in performance in my opinion. The vivid air makes it easy to dial in suspension especially when switching between travel modes and the compression and rebound adjustments are simple and effective.

The only thing bad thing I've heard about the vivid air is that heavier riders can have a hart time getting enough air pressure to set up the shock firm enough so it works properly. I weigh 175 pounds and I already run about 215 psi. I have heard good things about the CCBD air but have not tried it personally, and the BOS I can't say I know anything about.

Good luck and you'll love the bike no matter what shock you end up with.

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