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70% Hwy, 20% street, 10% Rock Climbing - Digressive or Progressive

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by iJDub, May 29, 2013.

  1. May 29, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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    iJDub

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    What will suit me better? Digressive or progressive shocks if I do a lot of highway, a bit of city and a smaller bit of rock climbing.

    I was going to get the Icons but they charge extra for 700lb springs so I was then thinking Kings...please help.
     
  2. May 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    I think digressive is the way to go but need a good bump stop if you hit them often. They slam them hard due to nature of the valving.
     
  3. May 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    Will I be hitting them at high or low speeds?
     
  4. May 31, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    Progressive is probably better in all the instances you list.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    Chris, can you explain to me a bit please? Thanks.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    A progressive is going to be softer on the smaller pumps, and stiffen up on the faster, larger bumps, whereas a digressive is opposite. A progressive suspension gives a softer street ride, but protects from falling off ledges, or rocks by stiffening up the last half (or so) of the travel.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    Flutter stacks ftw !
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    And when I'm driving on the FWY, is it going to be too stiff?
     
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    Someone chime in?
     
  10. Jun 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    Nope, street driving will be near stock for both pro and digressive valving, digressive valving will be softer if you hit a speed bump at speed, progressive will be softer slower.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    Last question: For rock crawling, would having a digressive shock be a disadvantage?
     
  12. Jun 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    numbers of posts in the past three years say yes. although it seems like ICON is currently working on changing that perception.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    The disadvantage would be that the ride is harsher as you crawl over the rocks?
     
  14. Jun 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    i think it won't flex as easy on smaller slower rocks. the flip side is if you're crawling and hit a big rock it will flex better then progressive.

    Even if you're driving at a slow pace you can achieve fast shaft speed on the shock by hitting a big rock and it will absorb it better then progressive.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    What about not wanting to slow down for speed bumps :)
     
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