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    Scott aspect fx 35

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and was just after some advice.

    I've just purchased a Scott aspect fx 35

    The bike rides great and everything is spot on other than the rear shock feeling a bit soft.

    Taking into account I've never had a full suss before is this a normal feeling?

    Also I've not been able to find much info on the bike other than its got a similar set up to the Scott genius which has had trouble with its rear shock.

    Am I being paranoid? I'm heavier than your average rider so don't know whether or not I should have stuck with a hardtail.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated especially anyone who has had experience with these bikes.

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    oh no, you bought the FX model with the soft shock. Get another full suspension bike but this time with a harder shock!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    oh no, you bought the FX model with the soft shock. Get another full suspension bike but this time with a harder shock!!
    I haven't got a clue about full suspension so I'm not sure if I detect a hint of sarcasm or not lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iftkwoody View Post
    I haven't got a clue about full suspension so I'm not sure if I detect a hint of sarcasm or not lol.
    if we apply some common sense here there might be a possibility to adjust the shock to rider weight OR Scott offers different bikes depending on rider weight (and height) - you decide what's more likely!

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    That's the problem with common sense, it's not very common 😉

    Any advice is appreciated

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    Your suspension is unbalanced

    you need a special cable to transfer excess air from the fork to the shock, a process called "leveling out the suspension"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    oh no, you bought the FX model with the soft shock. Get another full suspension bike but this time with a harder shock!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    Your suspension is unbalanced

    you need a special cable to transfer excess air from the fork to the shock, a process called "leveling out the suspension"
    Thanks I've got one of them at home I keep it with my sky hooks and skirting board ladder I'll give it a go.
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    Couldn't find my cable so just used an old piece of hose I had in the shed. Worked a treat, thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by iftkwoody View Post
    Couldn't find my cable so just used an old piece of hose I had in the shed. Worked a treat, thanks for the advice
    ...what?


    I'm not familiar with that model bike, but it sounds like you need a shock pump. Scott should have a chart somewhere on their website that shows what air pressure to put in the fork and shock for your weight. You may want to adjust it up or down a little from there, to tweak how the bike handles. (ride it as scott recommends for a month, first).

    Have fun with the new bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    oh no, you bought the FX model with the soft shock. Get another full suspension bike but this time with a harder shock!!
    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post
    ...what?


    I'm not familiar with that model bike, but it sounds like you need a shock pump. Scott should have a chart somewhere on their website that shows what air pressure to put in the fork and shock for your weight. You may want to adjust it up or down a little from there, to tweak how the bike handles. (ride it as scott recommends for a month, first).

    Have fun with the new bike.
    Thanks scottzg appreciate the advice.

    As for the hose pipe comment I think someone was making fun of my lack of knowledge on bikes so I humoured them.

    I had a dig around and found out about shock pumps, job done. Very happy with how it's turned out.

    Thank God for youtube (not sure whether or not it was actual God that invented youtube)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iftkwoody View Post
    I haven't got a clue about full suspension so I'm not sure if I detect a hint of sarcasm or not lol.
    Most people don't start picking up on sarcasm until their 3rd or 4th full suspension bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrashbarg View Post
    Most people don't start picking up on sarcasm until their 3rd or 4th full suspension bike.
    I'm a fast learner me

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    Quote Originally Posted by iftkwoody View Post
    I'm a fast learner me
    I think you oversaw something. Because something is wrong with the shock. It's getting pulled instead of pushed. I recommend near term repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    I think you oversaw something. Because something is wrong with the shock. It's getting pulled instead of pushed. I recommend near term repair
    Cable ties and sellotape

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