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Because I'm male I have an inbuilt aversion to manuals (ones you read :D )

I have scan read the Fox manual but some how I just know someone on MTBR will have better real life set up info.

Fwiw I am around 200lbs in weight, most of riding is XC with minimal jumping (3 or 4 foot at the most).

Any hands on advice would be very welcome, thnx in advance Paul
 

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First a few questions as it effects the setup: What stroke is the shock? What is the amount of rear wheel travel?


With out that info I would say start with 230psi in the main (or what ever gets you to approx 30% sag), 150 in the BV, no propedal, rebound to your liking and bottom out set in the middle.

Find a nice, rocky, rutted, root laden trail and ride it several times up and down in the base settings. Add and subtract where needed, only making one adjustment at a time.
 

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DHX Air update

Ssinga big thanks for your reply. The DHX is on a 6.6 and if my memory is correct is 7.875 eye to eye. 2.25 stroke and the travel by pure coincidence should be 6.6 ;)

Given this is my first VPP bike and none of my mates have VPP I am unsure how much sag to run with but I am sure I read is more than you would have with a four bar suss ?
 

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yespsb said:
Ssinga big thanks for your reply. The DHX is on a 6.6 and if my memory is correct is 7.875 eye to eye. 2.25 stroke and the travel by pure coincidence should be 6.6 ;)

Given this is my first VPP bike and none of my mates have VPP I am unsure how much sag to run with but I am sure I read is more than you would have with a four bar suss ?
You have 6.75" travel. :)

You should run 19mm sag, measured at the shock shaft. Set up the main spring so you get this sag, and add IFP-pressure until you don't feel that the rear suspension wallows deep into it's travel. Typically around 120+psi for the IFP.

Ole.
 

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I have a DHX Air 4 and weigh about what you do. I find that I have to have about 165-180lbs in the air chamber to get the right sag. This is about 40lbs more than the Fox manual said for some reason. I like the rebound set higher, though most of my terrain is smooth, rolling trails. ProPedal on max as well.
 
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