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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…)