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Old Jul 28th 2019, 04:54 PM   #1
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Gen 1/2 Diavel vs 1260s Diavel for bigger rider

Hey all,

I'm a bigger rider (6'4/270 w/ gear) debating picking up a used Gen1 or Gen2 Diavel and upgrading the front and rear shocks to support my weight vs buying the 1260s--which already has Ohlin shocks.

One Duc dealership stated the stock shocks on the 1260s would support my weight, another said it wouldn't. Same story for a 2011 or 2015 Carbon: one dealership said they will handle my weight and another said I'd need to buy Ohlins (front and rear).

Given the price of 4+ thousand for front and rear Ohlins and a sales prices of a Gen2 Diavel hovering around 12-14k, it almost seems worth investing the extra bit of cash for the new 1260s, with a warranty.

If anyone has any feedback, thoughts, or experiences, that would be great as my discussions at various Duc dealerships haven't been helpful.

Thanks!!



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Old Jul 28th 2019, 10:43 PM   #2
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270 with gear, is not so bad, i've seen worse
you don't need to upgrade your suspension, just let it set right. That should be more than enough!

If you really want to change something, fit a new spring, for your weight. A complete ohlins alone will not solve the problem.

But if you are not heading for the track and you don't ride your bike like a fool, just setting up the existing suspension should be perfect.
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