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I'm noticing that it's near impssible to bottom my grip2 that came on my ripmo back in October 18. I'm running 15psi under recommendation, have and lsc are 4 clicks more open then rec'd, hsr and lsr are 4 clicks faster. I'm still only using about 75% travel max on steep chunky trail with step downs.

I remember reading something about grease in the air chamber affecting compression, does anyone have info on this and how to investigate?

Also, if anyone has seen a useful tuning guide that would be super helpful!
 

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I'm noticing that it's near impssible to bottom my grip2 that came on my ripmo back in October 18. I'm running 15psi under recommendation, have and lsc are 4 clicks more open then rec'd, hsr and lsr are 4 clicks faster. I'm still only using about 75% travel max on steep chunky trail with step downs.

I remember reading something about grease in the air chamber affecting compression, does anyone have info on this and how to investigate?

Also, if anyone has seen a useful tuning guide that would be super helpful!
Here is a thread on this topic: https://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspension/excess-grease-fox-fork-negative-chambers-1068693.html

Basically, you need to remove the air shaft to check if this is the case.

Have you sent anything to flat properly? On a regular ride without big sends, I use around 140 of the 160 mm travel, but I do use up the full 160 when sending some bigger stuff. That said, I do run the fork in line with recommended air pressure.
 

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Same story with mine on a Ripmo. It’s been pulled apart 3 times and is back in the shop this morning. The thick factory grease was removed and replaced with oil 2 services ago. I swapped in a 170mm air shaft to replace the stock 160. I tuned with a ShockWiz tuning module, and it said the fork was optimized with just 44psi. At the recommended 85 or 90psi for my weight (207 lbs), I’m barely using 60% of travel on chunky step down rides.

40 to 45psi gets me to using 95% but still never bottoming out.

I’m going to try an MRP or something aftermarket soon.


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Keep in mind the FOX36 is a big bike fork. It needs to satisfy customers who do some seriously aggressive riding. It really comes alive at high speeds. I have a RC2 and find the same. Kept thinking it was harsh, but then it would amaze me how composed it was when I was hammering it. If I dialed out the compression and lowered the spring, it would suffer when ridden aggressively.

If you're quite light; you may benefit from getting the compression tune lowered by PUSH or Vorsprung.
 

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I'm noticing that it's near impssible to bottom my grip2 that came on my ripmo back in October 18. I'm running 15psi under recommendation, have and lsc are 4 clicks more open then rec'd, hsr and lsr are 4 clicks faster. I'm still only using about 75% travel max on steep chunky trail with step downs.

I remember reading something about grease in the air chamber affecting compression, does anyone have info on this and how to investigate?

Also, if anyone has seen a useful tuning guide that would be super helpful!
Why would you use any compression damping if your fork feels harsh? I would always suggest starting with no compression damping until you feel you need it.
 

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I'm noticing that it's near impssible to bottom my grip2 that came on my ripmo back in October 18. I'm running 15psi under recommendation, have and lsc are 4 clicks more open then rec'd, hsr and lsr are 4 clicks faster. I'm still only using about 75% travel max on steep chunky trail with step downs.

I remember reading something about grease in the air chamber affecting compression, does anyone have info on this and how to investigate?

Also, if anyone has seen a useful tuning guide that would be super helpful!
Have you seen Mike's video on setting up the Grip2? It was super helpful on setting mine up


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