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Anyone interested in answering the following data table for Fox RP3 on 5-spots?

Bike: 5 Spot
Shock: RP3
Rider Weight:
Ride type (XC oriented? Big-stuff oriented?...):
Air pressure:
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting:
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting:
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting:
Rebound (clicks from full compression):

I will summarize the statistics from time to time.

Thanks!
Tal
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I'll bite.

Bike: 2005 Medium 5 Spot
Shock: RP3
Rider Weight: 160/175 w/gear
Ride type (XC mostly) (no drops, but lots of rough stuff)
Air pressure: 140 psi
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting: 50% (only on road)
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting: 0%
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting: 50% (always when on trail)
Rebound (clicks from full compression): 4...?
Sag Exactly 25% (.5 inch on shaft)

Note: FWIW, I also run a DHX with 550lb spring at 1 turn preload, 85 psi in BV, 1st notch BO, 4 clicks rebound and 7 clicks pp (unless on a long descent when I will back it off 2 or 3 clicks)
 

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I'll continue - now I finally have enough time on my 5spot for this...

Bike: 2005 Large 5 Spot
Shock: RP3
Rider Weight: 185 lbs w/o clothes
Ride type: Aggressive trail, but minimal drops.
Air pressure: 165psi
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting: 0% (not even on the road - I do not see an need for this much pedalling platform).
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting: 95% - VERY plush, yet contains enough pedalling platform to make the pedaling really fun on the uphills.
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting: 5% (Plush, but with a definate feeling of not enough pedalim platform in uphills.I used to turn to this for really rough long downhills, but have found that I prefer to keep it at the medium setting even there - it is plush enough so that it doesn't really make a difference, yet the pedaling platform is much better)
Rebound (clicks from full compression): 4-5.
Sag: also exactly 25% (.5 inch on shaft)

Cheers!
 

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Bike: 2004 Medium 5 Spot
Shock: RP3
Rider Weight: 155/160 w/gear
Ride type: (XC mostly) (fast gnarly stuff at times)
Air pressure: 110 psi for flowy XC trails, 120 for more agressive stuff
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting: 0% (only on road climbs)
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting: 25%
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting: 85%
Rebound (clicks from full compression): can't remember - if feels go, does that count. Fast enough, but not too fast to buck me off.
Sag: I don't check sag...I go by how much travel I get when I ride..
 

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Acadian said:
Bike: 2004 Medium 5 Spot
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting: 0% (only on road climbs)
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting: 25%
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting: 85%
Is this due to the ICT sticker? 110% time efficient, sweet.
 

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Acadian said:
I got a 2004...no ICT sticker ;)

I'm used to constantly riding a big full squishy - so to me anything under 6" is an efficient pedaller :p
Check your math on your percentages.
 

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[Bike: 03 enduro
Shock: RP3
Rider Weight:165
Ride type Abusive xc, have trouble remembering I'm not on my DHR
Air pressure:Around 120
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting:0%
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting:60% long up
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting:40% long down
Rebound (clicks from full compression):Just enough to keep it from topping out
 

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Bike: 5 Spot
Shock: RP3
Rider Weight: 169
Ride type: Aggresive XC. Technical trails. Increasing air time
Air pressure: 140
Percentage of time in firmest pro-pedal setting: 10% (only when the climbs are long and I happen to remember to flick the thing)
Percentage of time in the middle pro-pedal setting: 80%
Percentage of time in plushest pro-pedal setting: 10% (when I happen to remember to switch it on a downhill)
Rebound (clicks from full compression): Almost full fast. The rebound on my RP3 is pretty slow for some reason, even at full open, but the one or two click don't make much difference. I cycled the linkage with shock removed and it seems fine. I'll call up Fox and see what they say.

Note: I was riding the other day and my rear felt harsh. Rebound was almost full open and I felt like I was riding low and on fast descents the rear seemed to pack up. I serviced the air sleeve, which seems pointless, since there is so little you can do with it removed, other than making it fly across the room when you pop it off, or replacing the seals when it doesn't hold air. Anyway, I serviced it and filled it up with air until I got 25% sag. It was more pressure than I originally had in there. Strangely, the rear feels smoother with proper sag, rather than a little extra. I always though that lower pressure makes for ultra smooth ride, albeit easlity bottoming, but still, and it appears not so.

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