I have a Fox DHX2 w the lockout, and my Bronson2 frame came with a Fox float X / evol.
The evol was :::good:::
The DHX2 / lockout was 3x better, esp if you have defined climb/drop routes.
The 11/6 makes the DHX2 seem like a digital 1-0 type thing, where if you want a ride with 2 different 'animals' that still are predictable, an 11/6 acts likea good stiff shock when climbing, then flip the switch to a fluid shock on DH. It was "warm honey" & still pops off of bunnyhills.
- I'm 45, so I honestly won't claim more than 3' of vert or even horizontal if I've not rode that trail real recently - I'm too old to want to leapfrog the bars just 'for fun / because' - I still need to hit work on Monday, despite how much Seagram's 7 & hottub time I need between. Being honest.
It's a little more muddy on uphills since not a 100% lockout, but the DH kills the Fox DHX2- the way you can mod the 11/6 with springs (I have 2 now - my 'fatass' winter weight & clothes, and my ~20# diff in Summer) - let alone you can send it back & for a charge, get it changed to size any new bike. Huge thing to me. ~$200 you have your shock resized & perfect for any new frame.
I'll be sending my 11/6 back & resize to the new Nomad g4 when they release the popcan (AL) frame - and sell my Bronson2 with the DHX2 or Evol, either way.
It'll move fast since all I want is the $$ to buy the AL Nomad4 frame & swap sizes of 11/6 - say $2K frame & ~$200 at Push.
An $875 11/6 in your weight/shock compression style, and exact size for your frame, with right spring - it's not a tough sell to me - I love mine esp with the future-proof of new frames you want to run.
Pinkbike has them selling for ~$900 all the time, so the used parts guys have demand if you just abandon it for whatever reason. So there's that too.
Thanks. I to am 45 so I'm not looking to win any DH or free ride competitions. I currently have a float x. I'm looking for my next upgrade so this sounds like a good one especially if it's future proof.