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Hey all...i just got back from a ride and my triad blew out on me. I was riding without gear and weigh in a 127lbs and the pressure on the shock was 145psi and rebound at 2 clicks from slowest. Not really sure what to do. I have the receipt and everything. Do I just call fox to ask them for warranty?
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haha thanks...this may be my excuse to upgrade to an RP23 but i need to get the cash together first. The fluids were leaking out of the rebound adjuster, can i just rebuild the air sleeve and it''ll be good again?
 

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Andino said:
haha thanks...this may be my excuse to upgrade to an RP23 but i need to get the cash together first. The fluids were leaking out of the rebound adjuster, can i just rebuild the air sleeve and it''ll be good again?
Same thing happened to mine. I had to send it back to Fox. Don't worry about it, it only took them a freaking month to fix mine :mad:
 

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It doesn't take much to cause the Triad to screw up in some way it seems. Take it back to the bike shop you bought it from. In some cases they may be able to make the repairs to the shock thus avoiding the long turn around times :madman: some of us have experienced.
 

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Andino, if the oil was leaking out of....

the rebound adjuster you've blown the damper. Just doing and air sleave service will NOT fix the problem. You'll have to send it back to Fox. The damper requires special service (pressurized nitrogen charge) after being rebuilt and filled with oil. 99% of bike shops do not have the proper equipment to do this. It's just to darned expensive. But definately take it back to the shop where you purchased the bike. It may be less serious than that, though I doubt it. Anyway the bottom line is the shock will most likely have to go back to Fox for repair. What I would do, if possible, is pick up an RP23, send the Triad back to Fox, and when it comes back keep it as a back up. The RP23 while markedly better than the Triad, hasn't been 100% problem free either. But then again no shock is. So having a back up available can be real handy in avoiding down time should anything go wrong, or when sending in your primary shock for regular service.

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spare shock..good advice

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r. What I would do, if possible, is pick up an RP23, send the Triad back to Fox, and when it comes back keep it as a back up. The RP23 while markedly better than the Triad, hasn't been 100% problem free either. But then again no shock is. So having a back up available can be real handy in avoiding down time should anything go wrong, or when sending in your primary shock for regular service.

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My 06 Triad sucked since new. I sent it to Push to hopefully make it better. What I got was a shock that was different, but not much better. Don't misunderstand me here, Push only did a seal and fluid change, that was all the service they provided for the 06 vintage Triad. The design of the Triad may very well be good, but the quality control certainly is $hit. It seems that no two of these perform the same...except maybe mine, MoparTodd's and Lumbee's.

Anyway, I got an RP23 from a Cdale Rush. It has the exact eye to eye and stroke that our Stumpy's have, so it's a direct bolt in.After two rides, the 07 RP23 stuck down. Outside air temp was 40 degrees.

A simple air sleeve maintenance should repair the 23. I'll keep the Triad for a backup, that's for sure.

I never tire of saying this...the Stumpy is a terrific chassis that the Triad was the weak link of. On the first ride with the RP23., I knew it was the right choice.

The last 15 miles of my second ride was with a stuck down shock. It was thru the most technical section of our local loop, and my favorite. Even being stuck down, the RP23 performed better than my healthy Triad.

Contact your local CDale dealer and beat them up to get a good price. List is about $365, you should be able to get 10-15% off anyway. It will transform the chassis.
 

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that's what i'm considering but i just purchased a new front fork, the day before to be exact, and the triad blew out on me so no spare cash at the moment. I'm going to call the local cdale dealer today to see if they can order me the RP23 from the rush and the cost of doing so. Should i just call fox about my triad and they'll give the the RA number or whatever is needed so i can send it in?
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well just got off the phone with fox and the local shop. Going to send the triad into fox in a few minutes and then i'm gonna head over to the local Helens Cycle's to get a quote on the RP23 on the Cdale Rush. Hopefully everything works out and i can get a shock or maybe call the local spesh dealer to maybe get a test bike til my shock gets in
 

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We had a Stumpy come into the shop w/ a stuck down Traid. Called Fox, they send out a rebuild kit to the shop along w/ instructions, and we rebuilt it, the guy was back up running in less than a week.
 

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well i send my triad in...i'm in the same state as Fox so does anyone thing it'll be a little quicker on the return? What do they usually send back with?
 

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turn around was about 4 weeks including shipping times and the repair. my repair was done under warranty so it cost me nothing. GL with your shock
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I have a 2007 and it works great. I thought it was leaking, but now I question whether it was the pump acting weird. However, the shop rebuilt it (free under warranty) and it has been fine.
 
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