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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 27th, 2014, 12:22 pm Thread Starter
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Wilber or Yacugar

I am on this shock thing again one more time ;; just wondering which shock you guys would get the Wilber or the Yacugar for your LT just a nother choice: I want to be sure for the right one

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Re: Wilber or Yacugar

My guess is that you'll be happy with anything you get over stock. I bought Wilbers, and sing their praises, but would likely be doing the same for Ohlins had I bought them.
Seems to me that the subtle differences between brands would likely only be felt by the most discriminating of riders. It's like trying to go faster: that last 5 mph is REALLY expensive.
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Re: Wilber or Yacugar

I would get the shocks that have the longest mileage between rebuilds. The Ohlins have the shortest mileage between rebuilds.

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Re: Wilber or Yacugar

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I would get the shocks that have the longest mileage between rebuilds. The Ohlins have the shortest mileage between rebuilds.
This will be my main metric also. I am guessing they are all hugely better than stock. Unless you plan to race your LT, service life is a more important factor than ultimate performance. And, unless you rebuild at the makers suggested intervals, the longer life shocks will likely give you greater average performance as they will degrade more slowly.

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Re: Wilber or Yacugar

I have a set of Yacugar's on order for installation before the Cambria ride in June. Before making my decision to go with the Yacugars, I reviewed many of the threads on the pros and cons of just switching the springs for Hyperpros, or going all the way with Ohlins, Wilburs, or Yacugars. Service intervals between rebuilds was an important consideration for me, and liked the idea of their larger diameter shaft. They all seemed to be similarly priced. At this point, anything has got to be better than my EOM shocks.
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Re: Wilber or Yacugar

Thanks guys for info.

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