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Elka Stage 5's vs. Fox Float Evol ?? Anyone??

Just wondering if anyone has any experience in the two. Pros cons?? Opinions??

The elkas are actually a bit more expensive. Both seem amazing.

What's the better suspension?

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Its tough to say i have got the fox float evos and i love them. Im think the floats are triple rate and the elkas are quad rate. The evos give a better ride and can be tailored to the conditions by changing air pressure. Id say fox evos are better because of the price and most pros run them. Are you interested in buying some fox float evos ???
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Over the years, I have used out of the box Elka's, revalved/resprung Elka's, Fox, and now Motowoz.

No experience with the Stage 5 Elka's. I think Elka's are a quality shock, but their setup leaves a little to be desired, I would imagine the Stage 5 shocks are the same. I have owned stage 4, 3, and 2 over the years on different quads and have always seen big improvements after having them revalved/resprung.

My feeling on Fox is the same. Fox mass produces shocks, the only info they will ask you for when you order is what quad with what a-arms. Nothing about skill level, type of riding, etc. Fox just uses generic valving, same for everything. Guess they figure air will be enough to fine tune them. I was never truely happy with mine and I probably spent more time testing on my Evol's then any other shock I have ever owned. I feel they needed to be revalved, but I ended up selling them for Motowoz.

Motowoz are the best shocks I have ever used hands down, I feel I get a more "custom" setup with them. They ask all kinds of questions when you order them, plus they have some of the best customer service out there. I have actually sent an e-mail to Jim the owner on a Sunday, figuring he would e-mail me first thing Monday. Nope, I have actually got a reply on Sunday, he even called me once on a Sunday to talk to me! Can't ask for better service then that.

I would for sure check out Motowoz, I bet if you look at retail prices, they are probably the cheapest of them all also.

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Wow! $1400 an end do these things rub your back after a race too? But if your going long distances they will do the trick eh?

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