Pro-Action or MX-Tech

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I am under a debate of which one to send my suspension into.If you have one of these please tell me how you liked it and if you didn't right now im leaning toward Pro-Action since there is one of there franchises about 2 hours from here.So what are yalls opinions on this?Thanks
 

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They are quite equal. Go with availability and you should be happy
 

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Haven't used Pro-Action

I haven't used "Pro-Action", so I can't compare, however, I have used MX-Tech, and found the proprietor to be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporter of our sport.

My contact was all though email and UPS. After my first contact, a box was sent to me to place the forks in. After about a week turn-around time, the forks were sent back, ready to go, and have worked great since last summer. It's hard to say how many races on them.

The only problem I had was with UPS, but that's another story.
 

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I'VE USED THEM BOTH. I FEEL THAT JER@MX DOES A BETTER JOB OF GIVING YOU WHAT YOU NEED. HE ASK'S THE QUESTIONS, AND SETS THE SUSPENSION FOR YOUR WEIGHT AND ABILITY. PRO ACTION DOES GOOD WORK ALSO, BUT YOU GET GENERIC BOINGERS.
 

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MX Tech not only do they do great suspension work they sponser this site.Roost on!
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I have used both. I feel MX-Tech does a better job of suiting the individual rider with suspension for his riding style. Just asking for weight and riding class doesn't cut it. MX-Tech go's out of their way to understand your needs. I think some companies get to big for their own good. MX-Tech is there to help you and not worried about Robbie Knievels next attempt at Snake River Canyon.
 

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Regardless who the suspension tuner is, he can only go by what the rider/client tells him. I do not feel most people acurately relay the info needed for the tuner to make a sound set-up decision. Many people have thier "motocrosers", set up for the track. But then they do 90% of thier riding off-road! While I do believe "good suspension" is, "good suspension", the faster you are the more application specific set-up you will probaly demand. Riding styles, personal preferences, and local tracks and or trails can even make things more specific.

Since there is obviously a plethora of things to take into consideration on the tuners part, I believe the business relationship with the rider, is the single most critical point. Most "Good" companies will give a "set-up" gaurantee. It is up to the rider to evaluate/critique the set-up, then stay in touch with the tuner.

I personally have had a working relationship with Mr. Quay, (Pro-Action) for quite awhile, no I'm not a franchise. He has over the years shown me to be a man of integrity. While I have been frustrated at times with shipping and long distance charges, he has alway's followed through to my satisfaction.

Having said all that, I'm "Big time" impressed with Mr. Wilkey and even more stoked he has a franchise in my area. I look forward to trying his tuner out soon.
 
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I just had my suspension done by the local MX-Tech dealer, Pro-Design Suspension (Thanks Steve!) It is incredable! Very plush on jumps and super stable through the whoops. I have ridden Pro-Action suspened bikes before and they seemed to have retained the mid-stroke harshness of the Showas. Also in the the Sept 2000 MXA mag they had a YZ fork revalve shootout. MX-Tech blew away everybody, including Pro-Action.
 

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I'll second that motion for sending it to Shock Nut! I am absolutely delighted with the performance of my RM250's suspension!!! Look for the thread with "Trak Control, the jury is in" for details.

If you compare the pricing, you will find that Shock Nut's revalve will cost a bit less than going with the different fork & shock piston set ups.

Good luck with your choice. As was stated earlier, if you can reply your information to the tuner, your suspension will be better suited to your riding style. :)
 
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I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with either of these two companies yet, but when I do, I will send my business to the one who is here to answer any silly question I might have. Get my point?
 

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I rode the Mamba(suspension by MX tech) a couple of weeks ago, Suspension was great. Better than anythign I had ridden and it was not even set up for me.
 
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remember "Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" ? MX-TECH cares about quality and service. Can't go wrong with MX-TECH
 
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I had mine done by pro-action because they are right up the street and im going with mx-tech next time.