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Sport ATV Suspension Revalve Buyer’s Guide

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Get a Race-Ready Ride and Save a Grand!

Purchasing a full set of aftermarket shocks can cost between $2500 and $3000. The most expensive revalve kit in this buyer’s guide costs half as much.

Racers and highly-skilled recreational enthusiasts often wind up replacing their ATV’s stock suspension in search of a higher level of performance. With manufacturers attempting to come up with spring rates and valving that will work with a wide range of rider weights and ability levels, it’s hard to come up with stock suspension that works exceptionally for any one person.  During our 450cc Motocross Shootout last year and throughout many of our high-end sport model tests, we often wind up pushing the limits of the suspension’s adjustment to one extreme or another. On stock shocks, we usually wind up going to full soft on many settings looking to make the ride plusher on small- to medium-size bumps. We have also seen stock machines with suspension at the opposite end of the spectrum–– that is too soft. (more…)

Budget Sport ATV Suspension Buyers Guide

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010



Older ATVs and many current models have non-rebuildable shocks that must be replaced when they wear out.

If you are riding around on an ATV that is more than a few years old, chances are that your suspension’s performance is beginning to suffer. If your suspension is rebuildable you can simply pull it off, box it up and send it off to your favorite suspension tuner for a cost effective rebuild that will have them performing good as new. Unfortunately, only the newest, priciest sport machines on the market come with rebuildable shocks at both ends. If your shocks can’t be rebuilt and they are wearing out, they need to be replaced. (more…)