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    Fox RP3 rear shock

    I bought a used 2006 Rocky Mountain Element 50, and it has the Fox RP3 rear shock on it. Does anyone know where I can find any info on this shock? I'd like to know the travel amount and proper sag based on the rider's weight.




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    According to my manual from 2005, looks like about 25% is recommended for sag.

    Travel should be dictated more by the bike than the shock itself. It looks like they don't have any info older than 2012 on their website, but you can find a local dealer who should be able to answer your question Dealer Finder | Rocky Mountain Bicycles

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    Thanks, I think I'm gonna give the closest RM dealer a call.
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