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I am riding a 2009 SC Heckler with a stock rp23 light valved for comp and rebound. The shock has a high volume air can. My question is this: for the type of riding I do (xc/trail) what is the ideal size air can, high volume or med. volume? What is the difference between the two in performance? I am looking for good small bump compliance, efficient pedaling and climbing and a nice progression at he end of the stroke for when I do hit bigger stuff. Would I be better off getting my shock re-valved and or switch the air can?
 

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The air can effects the air spring progression. Run the proper sag then determine how much travel you use on your biggest drops / hits / jumps during an average ride. If you bottom too easily install the low volume can. If you find you need a middle ground you can shim a hi volume can - perform a search on this topic.
 

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I think what I'm noticing is too soft of a midstroke when pedaling (bobbing). Would a small volume can provide more midstroke compression damping and still give good plushness at the beggining stroke for small bump compliance?
 

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I think what I'm noticing is too soft of a midstroke when pedaling (bobbing). Would a small volume can provide more midstroke compression damping and still give good plushness at the beggining stroke for small bump compliance?
The Heckler may need more compression/Propedal damping, since it's a single pivot. Maybe check the Santa Cruz forum for Heckler setup info.
 

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DTL said:
I think what I'm noticing is too soft of a midstroke when pedaling (bobbing). Would a small volume can provide more midstroke compression damping and still give good plushness at the beggining stroke for small bump compliance?
thats the most common complaint with fox shocks.. no mid stroke support. all mine have done the same thing, big cans, small cans, everything.

a small volume can would definitely help, but its not going to solve all your problems.
 
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