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Has anyone "PUSHED" their Fox Float-R and was it a noticiable difference from the stock "tuned for Ellsworth" Fox Float-R. Also, how are the stock pivot bearings as compared to ENDURO's pivote bearings. Are either of these a worthwhole upgrade or a waste of money. I'm not a heavy rider ~145lbs.
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tefloncat said:
Has anyone "PUSHED" their Fox Float-R and was it a noticiable difference from the stock "tuned for Ellsworth" Fox Float-R. Also, how are the stock pivot bearings as compared to ENDURO's pivote bearings. Are either of these a worthwhole upgrade or a waste of money. I'm not a heavy rider ~145lbs.
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Can't help you yet, but I was going to send in my wife's mini Truth's Float R to PUSH for mods. Still haven't gotten around to it yet!

Her problem is that at 135# W/ gear coupled with the low leverage ratio of the Ellsworth suspension design, she cannot effectively compress the shock. To get her the proper sag I had to lower the shock pressure down to about 60 psi and that just makes the bike very mushy even with zero rebound damping. I had to pump the shock up to about 90 psi to get decent compression and rebound feel, but that sacraficed the sag and plushness.

I spoke to PUSH and they said revalving the shock would make a big difference for her.

I also asked what "Ellsworth custom tuning" is all about and they told me the shock was basically tuned for less Propedal than the standard Float R because Ellsworth's suspension design doesn't need much platform. I believe that because my 99 Truth never had a platform shock and it does not bob. Less Propedal will give the bike a more plush ride.

I spoke with Ellsworth about this issue and they recommended a Romic with lighter spring but I opt to go with PUSH for the full custom tune. Everyone on MTBR that went with PUSH raved about it.

I'm going to make a concerted effort to send her shock in over the Christmas holidays and hopefully be able to report back with results soon.
 

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They used to have a few of those Romic shocks with Ti springs left at the Ellsworth website. Coil is supper plush and the Ti is light, not much weight over a Float. But the custom tuned Foxs are pretty sweet.

I understand that Push is working on the DHX series right now and they're doing a lot with the new Rock Shox products. They hope to have upgrades on offer soon. This will be my year - I'll get that "crappy" DHX coil upgraded! And maybe the wife's bike, too.

BTW, I love that mini-Truth you have. It's sweet!
 

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BTW, I love that mini-Truth you have. It's sweet!
It is a pretty bike. She's got better stuff on it than my bike! She doesn't know much about CK wheels but was adamant about getting them for the bling factor!
 

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Can't help you yet, but I was going to send in my wife's mini Truth's Float R to PUSH for mods. Still haven't gotten around to it yet!

Her problem is that at 135# W/ gear coupled with the low leverage ratio of the Ellsworth suspension design, she cannot effectively compress the shock. To get her the proper sag I had to lower the shock pressure down to about 60 psi and that just makes the bike very mushy even with zero rebound damping. I had to pump the shock up to about 90 psi to get decent compression and rebound feel, but that sacraficed the sag and plushness.

I spoke to PUSH and they said revalving the shock would make a big difference for her.

I also asked what "Ellsworth custom tuning" is all about and they told me the shock was basically tuned for less Propedal than the standard Float R because Ellsworth's suspension design doesn't need much platform. I believe that because my 99 Truth never had a platform shock and it does not bob. Less Propedal will give the bike a more plush ride.

I spoke with Ellsworth about this issue and they recommended a Romic with lighter spring but I opt to go with PUSH for the full custom tune. Everyone on MTBR that went with PUSH raved about it.

I'm going to make a concerted effort to send her shock in over the Christmas holidays and hopefully be able to report back with results soon.
Good to hear, my wife is having the same issue with her shock. Please let me know if your wife can feel the difference. I plan to have ours pushed later in 2006.
Good Luck!!
 
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