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 Post subject: Help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Location: Rochester,kent
Ok new spring come this morning but i think ive gone to soft ? sag is about 20% - 25% but if i do a bunny hop and force my weight down i can bottom it out . is that too soft ?


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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Would think so ? but no idea i'm yet to a set mine up but do you have other settings like pro-pedal and all that jazz that may prevent bottoming out ?

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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:50 pm 
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No i tried to set the compression damping but that failed to stop it happening . just taken it off going to ship it back i have now ordered a 450 lb spring from crc that will be a touch stiff but rather that than bottoming the shock out.


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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:53 pm 
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I went for a 450 on mine, yet to even sit on it though !

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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Mines only 300, ok..Im not doing massive drops but cant recall it bottoming out......but there can be umpteen settings, Ive got a Fox Van now which is limited in what you can adjust.

Calculator thing here > http://www.mojo.co.uk/springcalculator.html

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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:28 pm 
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What do you weigh? preferably a with kit on weight
what bike is it?
what shock is it?

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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Its a cove g spot the old shap one . I weigh 9 st and its a fox vanilla rc the spring i feel is too soft is a 300lb x2.25


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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:39 pm 
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The mojo calc comes back saying you need a 362lb so a 350 would cover it naked but with kit on i would go for a 400lb especially if you are using it to jump or drop

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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:41 pm 
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If you don't have time to wait for a new spring to arrive you could wind on a lot of preload and crank the adjuster ring down and run maximum compression damping and rebound but it will ride pretty shit.

worth noting fork springs really make a difference too

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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Yeah was unable to get a 400 before sat so the 450 will do for sat if i dont have to work got standard spring in the forks they feel fine. Never riden the bike as ive only just finished rebuilding it. Im a complete novice at the freeride/downhill stuff so set up is not going to hold me back my lack of bravery and skill holds me back more lol
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 Post subject: Re: help rear shock question
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Lol take it easy and get used to it first. Looks smart !

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