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Got a question for you knowledgable Turner riders out there...

I'm riding on a 2010 DW Spot with a RP23. I thought I had the shock dialed at 175 psi. Felt nice and plush, but still didn't bottom out. I'm 205lbs geared up.

The last couple of rides on the Spot the rear has felt very "stiff". The best way I can describe the "stiff" I am talking about is...it's as if you started the ride with Pro Pedal off and then you turned it on to number 3 mid way through.

Thought maybe I had overtensioned a bolt... So I loosned and retensioned all the bolts for the rear triangle with a torque wrench. Didn't help.

I took it to a shop here in Colorado Springs. They are a Fox retailer and service center. They said my RP23 had the slowest damping they had ever seen. Which my response was that is how DT ordered them from Fox so that they work best with the DW link(am I wrong about this?) There is no Turner dealer here in the Springs so this shop is my best bet. They took apart the shock and said everything looked fine (seals are good, oil level is fine)

Sooo at this point, if I set the shock with the correct sag it still feels harsh. If I want plush I have to drop the PSI significantly and then I start bottoming out...

Any suggestions?
 

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To my knowledge Turner does custom order RP23 shocks, but they are set to minimal rebound, and absolutely minimal compression. Sounds like something's wrong. Did you make any modifications such as adding a shim into the shock?
 

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No, I haven't messed with any shims as of yet. Mainly because I was pretty happy with the performance I had initially at 175psi. It is so odd. It is like somebody switched out the normal oil in the shock for syrup.
 

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First, the shop that you dealt with would only be able to examine the air sleeve seals and assembly fluid housed in the can. This area would have a minimal effect on the shocks performance and most likely wouldn't produce the change that you've mentioned. If your shock feels significantly slower/firmer than something has happened with the damper.

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The bike shop is sending it back to Fox because it is still under warranty. Thanks for the comments. Assures me I am not totally crazy! Maybe something did go haywire with the dampening system. Hopefully it will get fixed quickly.
 

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I thought a bit about this post. I am also 205lbs ready to ride, and for me riding with a 175psi RP23 with no shims would bottom out really quickly in anything 1 foot and over. It's interesting you found that to work properly. Ere is a chance you'll need to re-tweek after the shock is fixed.
 

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I am interested to see if there will be a noticeable difference when I get the shock back. It is pretty rocky here in the Springs depending on where you ride but I don't think I have hit a drop bigger than 2 feet on the Spot.

I've thought about getting a coil but I don't really want to drop $400-600 on something new. I'm planning on putting a Reba maxle on my 29er HT anyway.
 

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Brake Question

Tald,
I noticed on your posted 5 Spot build that you are using Louise BAT brakes. Was wondering how you liked them? I'm thinking about getting a set. I've been on Juicy 7s for 4 seasons and am interested in replacing them. Thought about Hope M4s but they are just so pricey. And I want to try something beside Avid.

I'm just looking for something that works and is set and forget. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

Oh, and I wanted to ask about bleeding them. I have heard they are a breeze to bleed and maintain. Have you found that to be the case?
 

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Love the magura louises. Quiet, just work, mineral oil inside, can't say about bleeding since I let the shop do it. I also had juicys in the past and hated em mainly due to constant skweeking noise. I'd buy the maguras again in a heartbeat.
 

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Update: Fox rebuilt the shock and replaced a bunch of crap under warranty. Got it back and it felt good for about 20 minutes on the first ride and then it crapped out again. It is really frustrating! I probably have about 7 rides on my Spot. I can't wait to actually get to ride it more. Anyway, the shop is gonna send it back to Fox. I am hoping Fox just replaces it with a new one. Thank goodness I have another bike to ride.

Anywho, if I had an extra $600 I think I would just order up a CCDB and be done with it. If anybody has one they want to get rid of at a reduced price please feel free to shoot me a PM...:D
 

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tald said:
Love the magura louises. Quiet, just work, mineral oil inside, can't say about bleeding since I let the shop do it. I also had juicys in the past and hated em mainly due to constant skweeking noise. I'd buy the maguras again in a heartbeat.
Thanks for your posting your impressions on the louises!:thumbsup: I think these are definitely gonna be my next brake choice. The wife said they can be my Christmas present to me...;)
 
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