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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 11:07 PM
kawi jm
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There are a variety of good shocks on the market right now. I personally pefer Ohlins. That is not to say that everything else is junk. It is just that Ohlins has ALOT of research data & testing under their belts in a broad range of applications. Your going to pay for the Ohlins, hell your going to pay for anything, but the Ohlins will probably be close to the most expensive. That is because it is a quality product with a vast base of knowledge as far as set-up and product support.

One thing I really never liked about the Penske was the frequent rebuild cycle. The shock works off of smaller orifices(sp?) in the valving. These smaller holes build up more heat & thus breaking the oil down quicker. That is enough to get me over to Ohlins alone.

Elka seems to have a pretty good product, but I have no personal experience.


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