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    RS Lyrik DPA or SOLO ?

    Hello,

    I'm wondering of the real advantages of lowering a Fork (never tried) on my enduro bike, I've a 2012 Slayer with a monarch plus rc3 shock. Question is, is it worth taking the Lyrik dual position air or is the solo air enough, better ?

    Dual position I could change from 160 to 130, I go uphill for 2-3 hours max and the Deville I had never really bothered me but as I said I never tried any lowering system

    can you give me some advice ?

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    Lowering the fork will help your climbing a little bit, and you'll be able to keep lower and planted on more climbs. You bike probably won't wallow in the middle of the travel aswell.

    But..... Although I've had a Fox Talas on my AM/FR bike before, I've never used the travel adjust options. If you aren't having any trouble currently climbing, I wouldn't worry about it. Don't fix whats not broken.

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    Hey thanks for your experience, I will probably go for solo air or the cheapest of both if it doesnt change downhill performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by raph11 View Post
    Hey thanks for your experience, I will probably go for solo air or the cheapest of both if it doesnt change downhill performance
    I'd say go for the Solo Air.

    I have a Revelation with U Turn and a Magura Thor with travel adjust, never use it on either fork. On the Magura the travel adjust actually broke, never knew until I sent it to Magura UK for a service and they called to tell me!

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    Maybe it depends on how steep your climbs are. I've got the dpa lyrik on my Enduro, and I always lower it for climbs. On the smoother local rides (Denver area) I leave it lowered for the whole ride.
    I haven't trail ridden a solo air, but have read that they are a little more linear/ plush feeling than the dpa. That said, I like how the dpa matches up with my Pushed monarch plus. Neither wallows, and my bike climbs great.
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    I see, my climbs are sometimes steep but not very often, and my priority is on going down. btw I was pretty certain to take a lyrik but doing some research I now also consider the 55 of Marzocchi ^^ because I heard it feels really great, specially on small bumps, and from my little experience I prefered coil forks to air. And I think they don't do the lyrik coil anymore, don't know for now.

    my hesitation also comes from the fact that I'm quiet heavy and affraid thad I will have to put "too much" air in the fork, so that it's not sensitive enough to small bumps

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    I'm 235 on a Lyrik Solo Air for 3 years now with no problems, not even close to air maxed out. The sticker on the leg says to go 80+psi for 220lbs or something like that. I'm at like 75psi maybe. Its high volume low pressure and every little bit affects the ride a good amount and with LS and HS damping you can fine tune it perfectly. I climb with it pretty well and was wondering if DPA is worth it too, since I could be more efficiently positioned for climbing. But the DH's kick @ss! It has saved me from crashing quite a few times with its sweet damping, rigidity, and solid feel. Oh and its really light for the large chassis.

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    thanks for your feedback, I decided for a lyrik, one more question if you can help,

    I have a better offer for a lyrik RC2L(dual position air) than for a RC2DH (solo air), so is the RC2L as good as the RC2DH for the downhill part ? I'm not sure to understand how it works inside, and therefore about downhill performance.

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    I have a Rev DPA 150/120. I lower it to start my rides since it usually starts with a climb but by the time I get to the peak or what not my fork is back at 150 without me doing aynthing. I've checked, double checked, and got my fork serviced and nothing is wrong. I think the DPA system is just flawed. I say go w/ the solo air.

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    ok but what year is your fork ? I heard they changed it a lot since 1-2 years

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    I had multiple problems with my 2 step system on my lyrik I had SRAM swap it to a solo no more problems! I never used the travel adjust to be honest. I am going to convert my talas to a float for the same reason.

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    ok thanks, I'm ordering a solo air, looking forward to ride it !

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    A bit late maybe but the 2 step system is not the same as the DPA system. The 2 step was nothing but grief based on fellow riders but I have not heard the same problems with DPA.

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    yep that's what I read also, nevermind, I ordered a solo air, finally found it cheaper than the DPA. and 2 position was not a real point for me, I just wanted to know if it worked as good as solo air because I first found it cheaper

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