Compression damping on pre '05 Fox forx is weak, at best. You "may" notice a small degree of damping at slow speeds, but that's about it.TONYACCURSO said:Im sure I should post this in the suspension board, but I thought the Homers may be a better source of information.
I have a 2004 Talas RLC on my 5 spot (the big green one), and I wanted to know how to properly set up the compression feature. Im not sure I understand how and when the compression feature works.Im 220lbs, and I have been using 115 lbs air pre load, and I have the rebound 3 clicks from full fast. I havent touched the blow off knob, since I dont lock the shock out ( I ride the sa
me places Bikezilla rides). Any info is greatly appreciated.
What compression damping should do is allow the user to control the rate & resistance at which the fork compresses under load.
Rebound damping on fox forx has been excellent from day 1 and compression damping on '05 models is vastly improved.
It also sounds like you might be using too much preload, but that's a matter of personal taste. I'd start by opening the fork to max height, then setting the sag to 25mm and microadjust from there.
If you're unhappy with the range of damping on your fork, consider sending it to PUSH for optimization.