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Which shock position do you find works better for DH? A or C? And which progression setting?

I have been running in C with lightest progression, considering moving it to A for lower BB, and in lightest progression setting...what are drawbacks or plusses? I like not dragging my chainguide over rocks and roots, but wonder if the slacker HT and lower BB would be more stable - but wonder how much slacker my HT would be with the Monsters on there already...those with similar tall forks (888's or Shivers) can also chime in.....

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Try it yourself and see which you prefer. On my bighit with the 8" biglink and 03 Monster T on it it wasnt very raked out, so often times I would stick it into the lower bb height and it made it feel great for dh racing so after I tried that I kept it there for good.
 

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riggse said:
Which shock position do you find works better for DH? A or C? And which progression setting?

I have been running in C with lightest progression, considering moving it to A for lower BB, and in lightest progression setting...what are drawbacks or plusses? I like not dragging my chainguide over rocks and roots, but wonder if the slacker HT and lower BB would be more stable - but wonder how much slacker my HT would be with the Monsters on there already...those with similar tall forks (888's or Shivers) can also chime in.....

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I run mine in the A position always and usually the middle or upper hole on the frame. For the first year I ran it A and middle. I tried the B - Middle setup for a while, but the steeper angles didn't agree with me. I've been trying the A - Upper config for about 2 weeks and it seems to be good. I've never bottomed my shock in the middle, so I figured I'd try the upper since it should allow me to get more travel before it ramps up. Haven't hit any drops bigger than 3ft with this setup yet so I'll have to see what happens on the bigger stuff.

Honestly, I'm not even sure you could feel the difference that the frame adjustments make. I haven't really been able to notice much. I've never messed with either the C or D settings, never felt the needm for 6 when I can have 8. Good luck.
 

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Lower/lowerandupper

Lower hole in a Biglink for DH runs, but generally upper because it gives quicker steering which is needed on tight, techy trails of the East. Lower/the most progressive hole in the frame.
 

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Lucky13 said:
Lower hole in a Biglink for DH runs, but generally upper because it gives quicker steering which is needed on tight, techy trails of the East. Lower/the most progressive hole in the frame.
yeah thats what i do...i have found its easier to ride some trails in my area with the steeper angle. but definatly put it in the bottom hole when DH...
 
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