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Running a 2011 RS Revelation 150 dual air on a SC Blur LT. I am very familiar with the fork since this is my second one. The 1st one is an '07 130mm that I had pushed. The problem I am running into is that I XC race about once a month or so which means that I really like to carve and push into turns. When I'm not racing I ride aggressive trail and jump just as much as I can. I am 170 w/gear so I lowered the positive to 90+ and 95-. The sag is only 20mm (should be at least 30 to feel plush) but I like the bigger hit performance, the problem is, the front feels a little raked out to carve turns (when I try to carve, the front feels like it wants to slide out). So I tried to go 85+/90- and I can really carve turns but when I start riding aggressively, I feel like I use too much travel. :confused:
The other thing I am thinking about doing is running the positive 90-95+ and the neg at 95-100. What I am looking for is great small bump compliance and a more ramped feeling when I take big hits/jumps. I.E. I only want to use 150mm of travel on 3-4ft drops.
Any advice from Rev owners?
 

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The only 2 options I can think of are:
1) Using high positive pressure and then uping the negative pressure to 10-15 higher than the positive.
2) Setting the positive lower to have that plush feeling with the negative only 5 psi higher but using more compression.
What would be the difference in the two settings?
 

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Personally I setup my fork for the best small bump compliance, w/o diving, and both pressures high enough to control bottomout. Typically I run my negative pressure 10 psi less than the positive. You could try running higher numbers for both + and - chambers and see if you have the small bump compliance and bottomout you are looking for though the fork might run higher in its travel. Initially looking @ your setup I just think "not properly sprungj" bike geometry / cockpit issues.
 

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Well, turns out your were right keen. It was my bar height. I added 2inches of spacers on this build which felt good on the downhills but just didn't properly load my forks right. Hence the reason if I even came close to getting the sag right then the first big hit, the fork would take a massive dive. Lowered it about 1.5 inches and raised my seat a little; night and day. I should have known when my tire pressure was 25 rear and 20 front. Even with 20 on the front it showed almost no sag.
 
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