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Been reading alot about people using these on 26" bikes in order to flatten out the ramp up on certain suspension designs using Rp3s and PR23s. i was wondering if anyone had any time with one of these.

Im thinking of possibly getting one for my curtlo in order to get full travel and overcome the ramp up using the 4" ventana rockers & RP23. Thanks for the input...
 

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I have no experience with the canister but, I ride an El Capitain with an RP3 (4”). I get full travel on most every ride. In fact I have been pretty amazed at how linear the rear end feels. I have bottomed it hard a few times. And the little sag o-ring is always getting pushed all the way off the shock shaft. If you are experiencing heavy ramping up your problem may lie elsewhere.
 

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PSI as % of your weight?

Endomaniac said:
I have no experience with the canister but, I ride an El Capitain with an RP3 (4"). I get full travel on most every ride. In fact I have been pretty amazed at how linear the rear end feels. I have bottomed it hard a few times. And the little sag o-ring is always getting pushed all the way off the shock shaft. If you are experiencing heavy ramping up your problem may lie elsewhere.
This may be where im not getting full travel. Im running around 150 PSI to my 185-190lbs..
 

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I’m about the same weight as you and run 135-140psi.
At 150psi the bike feels racy stiff in the rear to me not much bob but not very smooth either.
At 135-140psi the bike feels a lot smother to me. I can flip the PP lever to full on and manage some fairly bob free standing climbing. I suggest you play with pressures and levers some before investing in the canister. If you do get the big can please report back on your experience, Ill be interested to hear.
 

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I do not have trouble getting full travel on my Ventanas (or the Curtlo) with various rockers and either the float or RP3

It is important to get your sag into the 30% range, however. Less than this, and travel amount will suffer. Ventana's are resistant to bottom out, so you can run them quite soft.

You have two inches or 50mm of stroke on the shock. Measure where the o-ring is when you sit still on the bike with your gear on. When it sags 15-17mm, you are golden.

FWIW I weigh 180 in gear.
 

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Do it, it is cheap. I did not get full travel out of my Ventana with RP3. Put on a DHX-Air and the problem was solved.

BTW this has more to do with the frame, not the 29" wheels. This thread should be in the Shocks or Ventana forum.
 

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DT sent me one for the SUltan to replace the smaller volume can on the RP23 & it made a world of difference! Much more linear & plush ride. Being a heavier rider (225) the fox air shocks are typically too progressive at proper psi.
 

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Not really...

RoundRockTJ said:
Do it, it is cheap. I did not get full travel out of my Ventana with RP3. Put on a DHX-Air and the problem was solved.

BTW this has more to do with the frame, not the 29" wheels. This thread should be in the Shocks or Ventana forum.
given the geometry differences between a 26" and 29" bike & the fact that there are alot of folks on this forum that are riding RP3 and RP23 equipped 29" ventanas & curtlos, i think posting this here is quite relevant..thanks..
 
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