More Fox setting (DHX 5 Air and 36)

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Gman, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Gman

    Gman Guest

    Still tweaking the adjustments on my new bike for my 220lb
    bag-a-bones.

    So I found that I was actually running my DHX 5.0 air at 240
    psi w/ 2 full turns of bottom-out adjustment. I pumped it
    up to 265 psi and backed off my BV bottom-out one full turn
    (w 2 lines clearly showing, 1/3 from full linear) and that
    worked great.

    It seems that more air, less bottom out is the ticket there.

    Still tweaking the Fox 36. Was running 160 psi, but on a
    rough-ish trail today, when I turned down the rebound
    dampening that was too stiff. Gonna try it at 150 next.

    G
     
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  2. Ride-A-Lot

    Ride-A-Lot Guest

    Gman wrote:
    > Still tweaking the adjustments on my new bike for my 220lb
    > bag-a-bones.
    >
    > So I found that I was actually running my DHX 5.0 air at 240
    > psi w/ 2 full turns of bottom-out adjustment. I pumped it
    > up to 265 psi and backed off my BV bottom-out one full turn
    > (w 2 lines clearly showing, 1/3 from full linear) and that
    > worked great.
    >
    > It seems that more air, less bottom out is the ticket there.
    >
    > Still tweaking the Fox 36. Was running 160 psi, but on a
    > rough-ish trail today, when I turned down the rebound
    > dampening that was too stiff. Gonna try it at 150 next.
    >
    > G
    >


    Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not soft.
    Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!

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  3. Slack

    Slack Guest

    On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:52:59 -0700, Ride-A-Lot
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Gman wrote:
    >> Still tweaking the adjustments on my new bike for my 220lb
    >> bag-a-bones.
    >> So I found that I was actually running my DHX 5.0 air at 240
    >> psi w/ 2 full turns of bottom-out adjustment. I pumped it
    >> up to 265 psi and backed off my BV bottom-out one full turn
    >> (w 2 lines clearly showing, 1/3 from full linear) and that
    >> worked great.
    >> It seems that more air, less bottom out is the ticket there.
    >> Still tweaking the Fox 36. Was running 160 psi, but on a
    >> rough-ish trail today, when I turned down the rebound
    >> dampening that was too stiff. Gonna try it at 150 next.
    >> G
    >>

    >
    > Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not soft.
    > Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!
    >


    I was just just about to look at a frame this afternoon that has a DHX
    Air, but after hearing about the [lack of] performance and some other
    problems, I gonna hold out and keep looking for something with a coil. I
    think after riding the Romic on my i-drive, and the Push[ed] RC on Turner,
    I don't think I'll ever be fully satisfied with air.
    _______
    Patrick
     
  4. Ride-A-Lot

    Ride-A-Lot Guest

    Slack wrote:
    > On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:52:59 -0700, Ride-A-Lot
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Gman wrote:
    >>> Still tweaking the adjustments on my new bike for my 220lb
    >>> bag-a-bones.
    >>> So I found that I was actually running my DHX 5.0 air at 240
    >>> psi w/ 2 full turns of bottom-out adjustment. I pumped it
    >>> up to 265 psi and backed off my BV bottom-out one full turn
    >>> (w 2 lines clearly showing, 1/3 from full linear) and that
    >>> worked great.
    >>> It seems that more air, less bottom out is the ticket there.
    >>> Still tweaking the Fox 36. Was running 160 psi, but on a
    >>> rough-ish trail today, when I turned down the rebound
    >>> dampening that was too stiff. Gonna try it at 150 next.
    >>> G
    >>>

    >>
    >> Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not
    >> soft. Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!
    >>

    >
    > I was just just about to look at a frame this afternoon that has a DHX
    > Air, but after hearing about the [lack of] performance and some other
    > problems, I gonna hold out and keep looking for something with a coil. I
    > think after riding the Romic on my i-drive, and the Push[ed] RC on
    > Turner, I don't think I'll ever be fully satisfied with air.
    > _______
    > Patrick


    You can get a DHX Coil.

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  5. Slack

    Slack Guest

    On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 12:03:22 -0700, Ride-A-Lot
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Slack wrote:
    >> On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:52:59 -0700, Ride-A-Lot
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Gman wrote:
    >>>> Still tweaking the adjustments on my new bike for my 220lb
    >>>> bag-a-bones.
    >>>> So I found that I was actually running my DHX 5.0 air at 240
    >>>> psi w/ 2 full turns of bottom-out adjustment. I pumped it
    >>>> up to 265 psi and backed off my BV bottom-out one full turn
    >>>> (w 2 lines clearly showing, 1/3 from full linear) and that
    >>>> worked great.
    >>>> It seems that more air, less bottom out is the ticket there.
    >>>> Still tweaking the Fox 36. Was running 160 psi, but on a
    >>>> rough-ish trail today, when I turned down the rebound
    >>>> dampening that was too stiff. Gonna try it at 150 next.
    >>>> G
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not
    >>> soft. Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!
    >>>

    >> I was just just about to look at a frame this afternoon that has a DHX
    >> Air, but after hearing about the [lack of] performance and some other
    >> problems, I gonna hold out and keep looking for something with a coil.
    >> I think after riding the Romic on my i-drive, and the Push[ed] RC on
    >> Turner, I don't think I'll ever be fully satisfied with air.
    >> _______
    >> Patrick

    >
    > You can get a DHX Coil.
    >

    Ya, I know, but for the price this dude was asking for the frame, althogth
    it is brand new, it wasn't worth it considering the upgrade cost.
    _______
    Patrick
     
  6. Gman

    Gman Guest

    On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 13:52:59 -0400, Ride-A-Lot <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not soft.
    > Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!
    >


    I like it, 'course I don't have a great range of experience.
    My Enduro climbs very well with it, and if I want to turn
    the Pro Pedal all the way plus it climbs even better (at the
    expense of taking a stronger hit to engage).

    I was twisting the Pro Pedal all they way plus for the climb
    and then all the way negative for the descent, but now I've
    got it closer to the neg side and I just leave it.

    G
     
  7. Ride-A-Lot

    Ride-A-Lot Guest

    Gman wrote:
    > On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 13:52:59 -0400, Ride-A-Lot <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not soft.
    >> Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!
    >>

    >
    > I like it, 'course I don't have a great range of experience.
    > My Enduro climbs very well with it, and if I want to turn
    > the Pro Pedal all the way plus it climbs even better (at the
    > expense of taking a stronger hit to engage).
    >
    > I was twisting the Pro Pedal all they way plus for the climb
    > and then all the way negative for the descent, but now I've
    > got it closer to the neg side and I just leave it.
    >
    > G
    >


    I was playing with the PP on the last DH at Douthat. I felt the
    difference there, but it was taking some hard hits at the bottom of the
    hill. I guess it still doesn't bob as bad as the ID with a romic coil did.

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  8. Sorni

    Sorni Guest

    Ride-A-Lot wrote:
    > Gman wrote:
    >> On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 13:52:59 -0400, Ride-A-Lot
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> Still not happy with my DHX air. Too much bobbing. But it's not
    >>> soft. Aaarrrrrgggghhh!!!!
    >>>

    >>
    >> I like it, 'course I don't have a great range of experience.
    >> My Enduro climbs very well with it, and if I want to turn
    >> the Pro Pedal all the way plus it climbs even better (at the
    >> expense of taking a stronger hit to engage).
    >>
    >> I was twisting the Pro Pedal all they way plus for the climb
    >> and then all the way negative for the descent, but now I've
    >> got it closer to the neg side and I just leave it.
    >>
    >> G
    >>

    >
    > I was playing with the PP on the last DH at Douthat. I felt the
    > difference there, but it was taking some hard hits at the bottom of
    > the hill. I guess it still doesn't bob as bad as the ID with a romic
    > coil did.


    {Obscure Seinfeldian Mode On}

    I don't know how you guys ride around with those things.

    Bill "Fox Float RC's about as complicated as I can handle" S.
     
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