I think it was Shayne that was telling me if you put a lighter viscosity fluid in the comp series, they actually ride pretty nice. The thick fluid in them now is what makes them ride rough, even when taking nitrogen out of them....
The comp rears come with 20w50 synthetic motor oil, so you can just start lightening up from there. You can tell what they like as the rebound starts to quicken up with less pressure. If I remember right we ended up putting rydefx shock oil in Nates. The rears usually start off with 110cc's of oil, and we found that they worked better with less than that as well. The fronts come with 90cc's of atf which usually works out pretty good as it is a much lighter viscosity.
I have the hillshooters in the front and rear. the fronts are stiff as hell i can get my foot on the little bar in the front of the frame and jump on it and it barely moves. Now the rear is a different story i need to get some more pressure in it cause it's way to soft. The frame will probably hit the ground when i launch with the way it is now.
If you pretty much dragged flat ground, (or hill raced) where jumping was really not an option, I'd say go with Marvins...
Comp series get a bad name because they come with thick oil and stiff valving from the factory.
With a lighter oil, less/more nitrogen and a different shim/valve stack, they can actually be a pretty good shock.
what do u have dave ? u have comps... i rode my bike just alittle, but the comp doesnt bother me.
i figured it would fell like a strut, when i sit on the bike it stiffens up. but i cant really notice it when i ride it.
but, i also bought the rear used, so im not sure how it was set up .
I love my comps for flats / hillshooting. I just sold my fronts so I could get some shorter ones to lower the bike. I am actually pretty good friends with the owners son. Nice family and great customer support.