Dead Shock part II

Go-Ride only does limited repairs on Fox and Marzocchi shocks. If I want my Manitou Swinger shock repaired I have to send it to Manitou, but they were just bought by Hayes and are in the process of restructuring and moving so it could be 2 months before I get the shock back and it will cost over $100.

So I asked about new shocks. The hot shocks this year are the Fox RP23 and the Marzocchi Roco, but both are over $300! So I started looking for used on eBay and RideMonkey - found a few interesting choices in the size I need.

On RideMonkey I found a guy who repairs shocks. I've sent him a few e-mails and feel it's worth trying - at only $50 it's my least expensive option. While the Manitou Swinger 4-way coil is not the perfect shock for my bike and riding, I've been pretty happy with how it's performed so repairing it seems like the way to go.


Eat Sleep MTB said...

You got to get your priorities right. If your shock breaks, you buy a new bike. That's what I would tell my wife anyway.

UtRider said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who offered that advice to Kris. Problem is, he suffers from a bad case of acute bike satisfaction. Amazingly, he seems to feel no desire to upgrade or change anything on either his road or mountain bike.

KanyonKris said...

With a sweet shock costing 1/3 what I paid for my current MTB, an argument can be made for buying a new bike. And since Todd got me looking at the 2008 Trek Fuel EX, I started getting excited by the latest techno-sales-speak propaganda.

But as Mark said, I'm generally happy with my Prophet. And I don't have the $ for a new bike right now. I know, boring. So hopefully I can get the shock repaired quickly and be out riding again. Isn't it about riding? :-)