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Just curious how your bikes are setup and might be a useful resource for others.

Me: 195-200lbs with gear, XL Mojo HD

Rear: RP23 HV, ~180psi, rebound half in - Haven't played around with rebound yet, trying to get front dialed in first. Have found the Propedal to be totally unnecessary, played around with it at first but like the way the bike behaves with it off.

Front: '11 Talas 36 160 - Keep jumping back and forth between 70 and 75psi, sticking with 70 I think, rebound all the way out, compresion 6 clicks in.

This setup feels pretty good so far, I'm not super experienced with FS so still experimenting and figuring things out.
 

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Rebound all the way out on the fork??? Thing must be a pogo! If you're not experienced with tuning, leave the compression and rebound just about in the middle on the fork and shock (seems to be about right with the fox stuff). You're PSI settings sound just about right. Maybe even a tad lower on the fork.
 

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Rebound all the way out on the fork??? Thing must be a pogo!
In theory I know it should be but I like the way it feels. Anything from about mid-rebound in I feel like the fork packs down, and with it full out I don't feel any pogo effect. Still have some experimenting to do though on the first half of the range.
 

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I'm 190-195 with gear and running 175 in the RP23 BV. I use the PP with fork lowered for steep climbs. It helps reduce pedal strikes.
 

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Sticking with 175 in the rear(rebound 6 clicks in, getting ~33% sag) and 70 on the front(rebound half in and compression 3 clicks in, ~25% sag, only getting ~140mm of travel so far). Alleluja moment dropping the pressures, bike feels much better and more balanced.
 

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What pressure is everyone running on their fork? I have a talas 160 36 and have it dropped it down to 50 psi and still can not get all the travel out of it. I am 167 lbs with gear and have ridden my HD on all types of terrain so far (steep/rocky, fast rocky/chunky, fast ST). I tried to speed the rebound up a little but still have around 25mm of travel left. I would like get it at around 5mm of travel left. Im just concerned of how low I am having to go in pressure in order to get all the travel out of the fork.

Im running 150psi in the rear (RP23) and have had no problem using almost all the travel.
 

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Baja, I'm the same weight as you and had to run the TALAS with low pressure, around 50 psi and experienced the same problems. The LBS owner reckons TALAS isn't as good a Float in these situations, the trade off for having adjustability I suppose. I think I'll order a Float for mine.
 

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Baja, I'm the same weight as you and had to run the TALAS with low pressure, around 50 psi and experienced the same problems. The LBS owner reckons TALAS isn't as good a Float in these situations, the trade off for having adjustability I suppose. I think I'll order a Float for mine.
Thanks for the feedback. Anybody else experiencing this problem? I didn't have this problem with my Fox 32 150.
 

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Why concerned about the low pressure baja? I'm a little lighter than you , prob 155 with gear, and the Fox recommended pressure for the 36 TALAS on my HD for me is 53. This made the fork far too stiff, and I've been running 45 psi pretty consistently since I got the thing in May. The lower pressure definitely helps small bump sensitivity a lot, and I dial the HSC to conditions (more HSC for bike park and shuttling where the drops are bigger and speeds faster, less for trail to get full travel in slower-speed tech stuff). I would never have gotten close to full travel with the recommended spring pressure; give a shot at dropping the pressure and controlling the stroke with the compression damping. I've found the 36 TALAS RC2 to be very tunable and excellent performing (especially after an oil change, the TALAS leg of my fork had NO oil in it when I first took it apart at one month old and had not been leaking). Definitely recommend an oil change if you're not getting full travel or are unhappy with the fork's performance (as you probably know Enduro has a spot-on how-to here: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/36_talas_rc2_1.pdf) Don't be worried by the Fox pressure recommendations or sag or whatever, try making it soft enough that you can definitely get full travel and then tune compression from there.
 

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Why concerned about the low pressure baja? I'm a little lighter than you , prob 155 with gear, and the Fox recommended pressure for the 36 TALAS on my HD for me is 53. This made the fork far too stiff, and I've been running 45 psi pretty consistently since I got the thing in May. The lower pressure definitely helps small bump sensitivity a lot, and I dial the HSC to conditions (more HSC for bike park and shuttling where the drops are bigger and speeds faster, less for trail to get full travel in slower-speed tech stuff). I would never have gotten close to full travel with the recommended spring pressure; give a shot at dropping the pressure and controlling the stroke with the compression damping. I've found the 36 TALAS RC2 to be very tunable and excellent performing (especially after an oil change, the TALAS leg of my fork had NO oil in it when I first took it apart at one month old and had not been leaking). Definitely recommend an oil change if you're not getting full travel or are unhappy with the fork's performance (as you probably know Enduro has a spot-on how-to here: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/36_talas_rc2_1.pdf) Don't be worried by the Fox pressure recommendations or sag or whatever, try making it soft enough that you can definitely get full travel and then tune compression from there.
I talked to Fox tech and their guideline chart with PSI related to rider weight is very off. They actually want to remove the chart or update it since it a very high baseline for pressure. It had me concerned sine 45 PSI was the starting point for a rider 125lbs or lighter. They said that I should be close to bottoming out the fork at least once every ride. Average they said for pressure is actually 40-60psi and not too be concerned with running lower pressure. I am going to try 48psi and see how that works and like you said play with the HSC a little more.
 
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