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Young, Shawn Young
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Question on rp3 settings as far as propedal settings go. I think the +/- settings are a bit confusing. So, if you are sitting on your bike and the lever is in the middle position is the propedal the click counter-clockwise? That being the narrow end of the lever is pointing to the right when sitting on the bike. That seems to be the stiffer of the settings to me anyways.
Input please or maybe a picture of the propedal setting:)

Shawn
 

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This is from the Fox website.

The RP3 is the flagship of the FLOAT line featuring externally adjustable ProPedal via a three position lever. The on-the-fly lever offers the rider three
distinctly different ProPedal modes; very light compression damping, a medium amount of pedaling platform, and a firm mode that provides the rider
with extremely efficient pedaling while remaining compliant to sharp, square edged bumps. The RP3 also features a new wide range Rebound Damping
adjuster that is concentric with and behind the ProPedal lever. "The new knob is very easy to access and use even with gloves on" said Galasso.

That being said. It does not have a straight on "Propedal" mode like the new Stumpjumpers. It has 3 "levels of "propedal". Not one on, one off, etc. It is always in some form of "propedal Mode".
 

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Im down with all that. Its the position of the lever for the low and high settings of propedal that is confusing. Call me stupid I guess:(
 

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Ok, I concur according to my experience on the bike.I guess I was overthinking a bit. I was assuming that the middle of the shock wasthe primary position for the markings on the lever. Instead its more like turn the dial towards the plus or minus depending on weather you want firm or plush. Thanks for your help and the pic also:)

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No problem

If I wouldn't have rushed through when I read your first post I could have understood what you were asking earlier. I'm still debating on whether I should get an RP3 or 5th Air on my 575. Any info on how it rides with the RP3 would be helpful.
Thanks.
 

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I rode the Fifth in the parking lot only a few weeks before I bought the bike. Very firm is all I can say with little or no pedal-bob and I was really mashing on the pedals. This of course is on pavement and I have trouble doing the same thing on the rp3.

I went with the rp3 for reliability and I really love the thing now that Ive had it out on the trails. It is really super smooth, keeps the tire tread on the trail, and I like the propedal adjustment. In addition I stiffened up the shock with about an extra 15 psi over what fox recommends for a bit stiffer ride. I like the adjustablity of this shock and how you can tell a difference when you do adjust it.

That said, I think either one would be a fine shock but I like fox and it compliments the talas nicely. Also, you can do your own maintenance and upkeep if your good at that sort of thing.

Shawn
 
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