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flash2002
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forck springs

Postby flash2002 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:59 am



Which fork springs are the best? progressive or traxxion.



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Re: forck springs

Postby thrasherg » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:30 am

Which is heavier? a Ton of feathers or a ton of bricks... I don't think anyone can say which is better, they are both a huge improvement over stock!! I have the Traxxion, I would choose whichever one has better support where you live.. You will not regret changing the springs, also disable the anti-dive whilst you are doing the springs, it makes a nice improvement and is not required once you have the correct springs!!

Gary

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Re: forck springs

Postby gareva1 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:54 pm

If you do traxxion and ever decide to do the full traxxion front end, they will back the cost of the springs out of the price of their full kit...that's about the only difference I'd say...I bought the traxxion for that reason, thinking I may do the full cartridge kit later on down the road (I have already done the traxxion rear shock and spring)

Dunno about the progressive, but the traxxion spring kit has a new set of spacers in them that effectively raise the bike a bit...may be a factor in your selection.

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Re: forck springs

Postby canon » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:06 pm

Race Tech costs much less than Traxxion & works better tha Progressive. I installed Race Tech on my 03 with 88k a few months ago & it rides better than new.

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Re: forck springs

Postby gareva1 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:31 pm

The OP was asking about fork springs, not a total front suspension replacement...since we're talking about just springs, race tech is not much cheaper than the competition, if any. Like I said, any of these will be an improvement...in light of the previous comment though, if you think you want to step up to a full suspension replacement, then think racetech or traxxion, as I don't think progressive has a suspension swap like the other two do.




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