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the shocks on that specialized are crap and will soon fail most probably.  if it were me and the rest of your norco runs fine, I would spend money on a nice set of suspension forks instead.  for $300 you could most probably get some nice manitou marvels, rockshock tk golds….but really, I have ridden many many diff. forks and a great deal is the suntour epicons but I can only find them on ebay from taiwan/china….but they are about $200 and work great


good luck