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I rode last weekend and took a down hill creek section that has some slower rocky stair tep sections. It seems like my forks are really over soft as I roll down over these stair step sections. I weigh around 191# in street clothes so with camel back etc. say 196# (+/-). It feels like there is no rise in the spring rate and compression damping adjustments didn't do a thing. I have the heavier (blue) spring, had it in even but switched back to the one (red?) that it came with. I recently had them serviced and re-bushed at R.S. I'm at a bit of a loss. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Heavier oil ?????????

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I just had the same thing happen to me about a week ago on an SL tulio. I jumped off a wall and lost all hydraulic damping instantly. I have yet to disassmble it but when I do I can relay what I find. I have 3 of these SL forks in different colors and trim (tulio, disc only, disc &v brake). I just put Enduro fork seals and an oil change in one and have another set of seals and a rebound assembly on order for one apart on my bench. Once that one is back together I'll pull apart the last one. I can say that if it just came back from service and you imediatly noticed the problem it could be some thing as simple as air in the dampening catridge. In my case something happened on the inside to make this happen. I'm kinda curious to find out what the deal is but don't want to have parts for two forks scattered on the bench. Rock Shox does have some nice service manuals you can download off there web site for these forks.

borg said:
I rode last weekend and took a down hill creek section that has some slower rocky stair tep sections. It seems like my forks are really over soft as I roll down over these stair step sections. I weigh around 191# in street clothes so with camel back etc. say 196# (+/-). It feels like there is no rise in the spring rate and compression damping adjustments didn't do a thing. I have the heavier (blue) spring, had it in even but switched back to the one (red?) that it came with. I recently had them serviced and re-bushed at R.S. I'm at a bit of a loss. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Heavier oil ?????????

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Mark
 

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borg said:
I rode last weekend and took a down hill creek section that has some slower rocky stair tep sections. It seems like my forks are really over soft as I roll down over these stair step sections. I weigh around 191# in street clothes so with camel back etc. say 196# (+/-). It feels like there is no rise in the spring rate and compression damping adjustments didn't do a thing. I have the heavier (blue) spring, had it in even but switched back to the one (red?) that it came with. I recently had them serviced and re-bushed at R.S. I'm at a bit of a loss. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Heavier oil ?????????

Thanks

Mark
you should be running the heavier spring. I am about your weight and when I had the Psylo that is the set-up I was running. I also upped the oil weight as well. Those two mods made the fork ride higher in its travel and the rebound was more controlled.

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you should be running the heavier spring. I am about your weight and when I had the Psylo that is the set-up I was running. I also upped the oil weight as well. Those two mods made the fork ride higher in its travel and the rebound was more controlled.

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What weight did you up to? In the pure side I assume (?)

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I weigh about the same as you and run the heavier springs in my forks and will try running the 7.5 weight oil when I put the next fork back together to see if I like it. Regaurdless of oil weight if your compression knob does nothing for the fork some thing is wrong in the internals of your fork.

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one step up from stock. Think stock weight is 5 wt. So I used 7.5 wt.

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Will said:
I weigh about the same as you and run the heavier springs in my forks and will try running the 7.5 weight oil when I put the next fork back together to see if I like it. Regaurdless of oil weight if your compression knob does nothing for the fork some thing is wrong in the internals of your fork.
I installed the heavier spring and am going to give it a try. I have 7.5 wt oil and will try that after (maybe). Thanks to all for the advise.

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spring for psylo

Thanks for the helpful posts about the Psylo. I'm 170lb, and have a bike with a Psylo that I'm not really using for XC, but more for light freeriding, jumps, urban, trials, things like that. Should I go with the black spring rated for 180lb? One reviewer said that you should subtract 15lb from the weights RockShox recommends, ie the black is for 165lb and over? But someone else said the black spring makes the fork feel rigid (except on drops), which I don't want! Mind you, I wouldn't be doing drops more than 5 feet. I'd appreciate any advice you can give!
 
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