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First time back on RockShox in a long time just curious for those with experience

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I'm on a 2021 PIKE Ultimate RC2 150 mil for my V2 offering. Im really liking this fork so far, It feels better to me than my 36 elite on my rocky mountain thunderbolt BC edition.

I have about 3 weeks on it or so. Just curious how you guys are dialing in yours? HSC,LSC and rebound settings. Just looking for some suggestions to play around with. I generally run my HSC wide open, I think I'm at 7 clicks of LSC and 6 clicks of rebound. I'm 180 LBS. Any tips or ideas would be appreciated. Cheers 馃
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Odd that you're liking it. It sounds like you're doing something wrong. Your fork should be simultaneously harsh and lacking support.
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Odd that you're liking it. It sounds like you're doing something wrong. Your fork should be simultaneously harsh and lacking support.
Doh. Pretty sure I goofed the HSC explanation. By wide open I meant backed off in the stock position or at zero clicks. I have added 1 click here and there to play around but keep coming back to that. Clearly, I'm far from a suspension guru I don't even have the jargon down馃槀
Odd that you're liking it. It sounds like you're doing something wrong. Your fork should be simultaneously harsh and lacking support.
It is, but OP still finds it better than his previous one.

You only know the best you've ridden. Which is a very low bar for most people.
I'm on a 2021 PIKE Ultimate RC2 150 mil for my V2 offering. Im really liking this fork so far, It feels better to me than my 36 elite on my rocky mountain thunderbolt BC edition.

I have about 3 weeks on it or so. Just curious how you guys are dialing in yours? HSC,LSC and rebound settings. Just looking for some suggestions to play around with. I generally run my HSC wide open, I think I'm at 7 clicks of LSC and 6 clicks of rebound. I'm 180 LBS. Any tips or ideas would be appreciated. Cheers 馃
I'm just going to basically repeat the obvious. Start with RS's recommended settings for your weight and go from there. I find that a lot of customers to include bike shops have this idea that RS or any company's recommended setting IS the setting you should use. It's a start point, not the final goal.

The general rider benefits most by using a box-scan technique in addition to multiple rides.

For example, if you're at a setting of 8 (out of 16 clicks), try going excessively in one direction and re-test. So you could try 12 (+4 from 8) and see how it works out. If it's definitely bad, reset back to 8 to get your body used to the previous setting, then go with a setting of 4 (-4 from 8) on the next run. If it's better but a bit much, you can try a setting of 6 and do the run again. If it's really noticeably bad, you can simply move over and stop, and make on the fly adjustments and keep riding to continue your search. Then after you generally found the area where it seems to work best, then make the adjustment changes smaller (2-3 clicks in either direction) until you can get it down to 1 click of adjustment.

Getting your suspension dialed takes time, there's no way around it. The rider is the biggest variable when it comes to tuning but take your time.

When it comes to Rockshox, this is just my own take for my personal preferences, but I tend to think that their recommendations are a bit overdamped/slow. I tend to start with 1 click faster than what they recommend for my weight and go from there. Hope this helps.
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I'm at 160lbs on a 150mm Pike Ultimate. I run pressure at 75PSI, HSC at 7 clicks, rebound at 9 clicks and LSC around 10 clicks. This weekend I was sessioning a short enduro loop with a friend and I decided to try LSC all the way out. The fork felt pretty amazing and gobbled everything up on the trail, so this weekend I'll try go in two clicks at a time to try and find the tipping point to where it starts to feel like it is skipping over things instead of eating them up. Bottom line is, experiment with your settings until you find what works for you!
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I'm at 160lbs on a 150mm Pike Ultimate. I run pressure at 75PSI, HSC at 7 clicks, rebound at 9 clicks and LSC around 10 clicks. This weekend I was sessioning a short enduro loop with a friend and I decided to try LSC all the way out. The fork felt pretty amazing and gobbled everything up on the trail, so this weekend I'll try go in two clicks at a time to try and find the tipping point to where it starts to feel like it is skipping over things instead of eating them up. Bottom line is, experiment with your settings until you find what works for you!
Awesome thanks dude! You're running a fairly high pressure for your weight but it makes sense if you're charging pretty hard. This is where I get confused with the jargon, by all the way out do you mean full counter clockwise to zero clicks or full clockwise for all of the clicks lol!
Awesome thanks dude! You're running a fairly high pressure for your weight but it makes sense if you're charging pretty hard. This is where I get confused with the jargon, by all the way out do you mean full counter clockwise to zero clicks or full clockwise for all of the clicks lol!
I always count clicks from full closed (all the way clockwise), so when I went all the way out I turned the LSC dial full anti-clockwise. As for the pressure, I'm at around 25% sag and I can use most of the travel. Still have a cm or two of travel after a mild ride, and use all of it without bottoming on a jumpy ride
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20% sag
0 LSC
20 % HSC from full open
1/3 LSR from full open (if there are 15 clicks total, run 5 clicks from full open)
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I always count clicks from full closed (all the way clockwise), so when I went all the way out I turned the LSC dial full anti-clockwise. As for the pressure, I'm at around 25% sag and I can use most of the travel. Still have a cm or two of travel after a mild ride, and use all of it without bottoming on a jumpy ride
Ahhh okay. That makes sense. That's the opposite of how I've been counting hense the confusion. My damper only has 4 clicks total for HSC and 18 for LSC. Running the LSC full counter clockwise seems pretty popular on the pike and Lyric. Appreciate the shares though. Good stuff. I'm not looking to mimic anyone's set up rather just looking for different perspectives.
20% sag
0 LSC
20 % HSC from full open
1/3 LSR from full open (if there are 15 clicks total, run 5 clicks from full open)
This is pretty much exactly how I've been running it on the head. I've played with the LSC but find myself coming back to 0. And I'll add or subtract a click of rebound sometimes depending.
Don鈥檛 use LSC if you don鈥檛 have to. Most don鈥檛.
Also make sure it鈥檚 balanced with the rear.
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Don't use LSC if you don't have to. Most don't.
Also make sure it's balanced with the rear.
LSC is an important tuning tool. It's not to be avoided.
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LSC is an important tuning tool. It's not to be avoided.
I certainly don't disagree with this. It's obviously there for a reason. I'm not racing, hucking to flats or hitting big drops. For whatever reason this particular fork and my terrain slash riding style, I find the mid stoke feels supportive and smooth with LCS set at 0. It's supple off the top. This is the two main areas where It feels better than my performance elite did that I just came off of. Where I did notice the benefits of running some LSC was on flow trails with berms where the opportunity to G-out was present. Unfortunately I don't have alot those around here but I don't mind dialing in some LCS when I do come across that style of trail.
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