:thumbsup::thumbsup:Anyone played around with an angle headset in the Prime?
Comparing the V2 to V3 geo, they look pretty similar (if you compare XL v2 to a L v3) aside from the head angle.
Considering slackening by a degree, but curious if anyone else had experimented already and what their thoughts were.
This was my experience with the Monarch as well. I changed to DVO Topaz since I had good results with the shock on my Rune. The Topaz kicks butt!! Very plush but also supportive - where the Monarch could only be one or the other in my experience.After reading most observations on rear end/shock, I kind of feel I’m looking for the opposite.
I like 13-14mm sag with climb switch on firm for the up. Middle is OK and when open, I’m only using about 55-60% of travel. Often use more travel on the climbs then the down. If I set sag at around 16mm I get close to what I like on the DH but everything else feel slow dead and spongy.
If I ride normal bike designed trails then 14.5-15mm sag is fine and I can blow 90% travel on the flowy stuff with G-Outs at higher speeds.
Problem is, what I like to ride is more off the beaten path stuff. Steep climbs, like grinding 28t ring, 46T rear and wishing for more bailout. Unfortunately more hike a bike, but that my problem.
Downs are often steep chunk, like soccer ball and smaller loose rock. Narrow, bushy and not that fast. Smaller ledge drops, like under 2’ and a bunch of downed logs and crap.
Shock is 2017/18 Monarch Plus RT3 (L/L) I believe its functioning properly.
Me: Fluctuate between 157-163 lbs., probably 170 kitted(?) I should actually way myself in gear.
Basically looking for something more tune-able to get more linear with top end support, it could be a switch if need be. Rather something with more external adjustability vs chasing custom work.
Wasting my time upgrading to DebonAir so I can play with air volume?
DBcoil IL and give coil a try?
Downs are 2000’ rougher/slower, possibly don’t need piggy back if that opens up options?
I have a bad habit of saving my free time for long bonk ride vs a bunch of shorter rides. It would be cool to turn some dials and knobs to get a bit of Cadillac with some support when I’m gassed. If wallowing is a compromise in those settings, then fine.
Rather not carry a pump, that's about the only way to make Monarch work for me.
I feel I'm having a similar experience with the monarch plus on my Prime. I've been trying to read in the RC3 shim thread on how I could soften the HSC by removing or replacing a shim but I'm still at a bit of a loss on that.This was my experience with the Monarch as well. I changed to DVO Topaz since I had good results with the shock on my Rune. The Topaz kicks butt!! Very plush but also supportive - where the Monarch could only be one or the other in my experience.
I weigh 220+/- and got good results with a Vorsprung Tractive Tune of my Monarch RC3+ with Debonair. No problems running it between 25-30% sag. Compared to the stock RS shock the tune gives much better mid-stroke support, improved square-edge hits and ramps up nicely with 1-3 bands (depends on where I'm riding and how big the jumps and drops are haha). Before I was running closer to 25% regularly to get some mid-stroke support and reduce bottom out. Added bonus of the trail and climb settings being FAR better than standard too - you actually want to use them they're that good. Seriously, I was blown away by how much better they are hahaI feel I'm having a similar experience with the monarch plus on my Prime. I've been trying to read in the RC3 shim thread on how I could soften the HSC by removing or replacing a shim but I'm still at a bit of a loss on that.
Also at 230lbs and I haven't had luck before with a debonair can and having to have it at max psi and it still ends up at 35% sag, but I'm almost ready to try one and see if it is what I need as I'd rather not buy a new shock.
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