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I need to get new uppers for my Fox Float 32 rlc as the bushings have gouged up the stanchions. Has anyone upgraded to the larger air chamber they offe? If so is there more fork dive with it? I would like a more plush fork but not if it comes with more dive when your going down the steeps. I was thinking of sending along the shock to so I can get my Holiday discount and have a matched pair so to speak. I don't do many big jumps 3' or so max but I do ride down some rather rocky as well as steep trails. Any comments would help thanks.
 

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SMT42 said:
I need to get new uppers for my Fox Float 32 rlc as the bushings have gouged up the stanchions. Has anyone upgraded to the larger air chamber they offe? If so is there more fork dive with it? I would like a more plush fork but not if it comes with more dive when your going down the steeps. I was thinking of sending along the shock to so I can get my Holiday discount and have a matched pair so to speak. I don't do many big jumps 3' or so max but I do ride down some rather rocky as well as steep trails. Any comments would help thanks.
I can't comment on the fork but I would say you should definitely combo the shock/fork if you're pretty sure you're going to PUSH the shock anyways. The big advantage to the PUSH tune is the reaction to trail features so the fact that you don't jump much is not too pertinent (but they do have a big hit tune if you did). I opted for the Plush tune and the first 1/2 of the travel is just so much more supple and reactive w/o sacrificing the snappy feeling when you're pedalling along. I know the shock is moving more when I'm pedalling but it doesn't feel like it's sapping energy. I don't notice any less power when I'm climbing steeps and the increased traction is definitely noticeable. Make a note though that the PP gradients are much more vague. Much less pronounced that pre-tune. Meaning there's not much of a difference between fully open and 1, 2 or even 3. I never use PP though so it doesn't matter to me.....was just fiddling with it and was just an observation. It's also important to know that despite the more supple action of the shock, bottoming out was never a problem so you're not trading off small bump compliance for less bottom out control. So far I have not found any cons to speak of, no disadvantage to the PUSH tune. Normally you're compromising something in order to attain something else but I've paid particular attention to every facet of the shock whether it's climbing, descending, riding fast, slow, every type of trail feature from small rocks/roots, to jumps, drops, g-outs, big rocks/roots, loose gravel, hardpack, etc etc etc and it just rides better period.

I would guess that if you opted for the increased air chamber for your fork that you would not experience more fork dive...just a guess but that would be a huge disadvantage and based on PUSH's level of expertise and suspension knowledge, I'm sure they would account for that....just my guess though. ;)
 

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Thanks. I read you recient comments on your upgrade and thats what got me thinking about going Push rather than having FOX repair the fork. I think I'm going to give them a call today and get everything sorted out. Thanks for the input.
 

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Yes, if anything after a PUSH tune you will have less dive, even with increased deep travel modification. And smoother small bump and smoother everything. You will be able to increase compression damping if you want more dive support or reduced pedaling fork bob without it becoming harsh on sharp hits.
 

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Agree with derby. Push tuning makes everything better in my opinion.

Mine and my wife's mojo sl's used to have 32 Talas forks on them but they are now Pushed Floats. Never used the Talas feature.
 
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