Originally Posted by Corkus
I passed on the Elka. It might be a great shock but the price seems high to me. Fine if you have the money and want to spend it.
Is the Elka spring and valving for your weight and riding application?
What is the cost of a rebuild, fresh oil and nitrogen? (~$100 on the Sasquatch)
Can it be re-valved free?
All these are taken care of with a Sasquatch DL1000 Shock job. I love mine. ~$650 ($450 Sasquatch, $100 DLK shock, $100 all the shipping and tax) all told and that is enough for me.
1) YES weight and riding style specific;
2) depends who u go to - but cost the same as any shock services - service parts and time are same for most shocks;
3) if job is done correct the first time why do u need free re valve?
yes ELKA shock is just under $1,000 from Blair @ SV RACING - so about $350-$400 more than Sasquatch -but u get a fully adjustable shock not just preload and rebound but hi & lo compression as well as ride height. To me it's better value for money as i can easily adjust for change in riding style, my ever changing weight and riding payload. Of course YMMV