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    scalpel owners. help and impressions.

    hello again, i've bought a scalpel 2000 05. i would like to know what is your set up preasures in both shoxs; i'm the happy owner of a hardtail (f2000) and is the moment to convert me in FS. i'm afraid with rear bob. bobs a lot?, do you use the lock out lever a lot?, is the new rp3 a good help?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxterrier
    hello again, i've bought a scalpel 2000 05. i would like to know what is your set up preasures in both shoxs; i'm the happy owner of a hardtail (f2000) and is the moment to convert me in FS. i'm afraid with rear bob. bobs a lot?, do you use the lock out lever a lot?, is the new rp3 a good help?.
    thanks.
    I have a scalpel 900 04 and i dont think you have anything to be afraid of... I never lock out the rear because I really cant tell the difference if its locked out or not unless I hit something hard... as for the preasure in both the shocks, I think you just adjust it according to your weight, anyway thats what they did at my lbs. And is the new rp3 a good help, huh? what do you mean by that?... well im sure its better then the rear shock thats on my scalpel but i don't really think it will make a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOB
    I have a scalpel 900 04 and i dont think you have anything to be afraid of... I never lock out the rear because I really cant tell the difference if its locked out or not unless I hit something hard... as for the preasure in both the shocks, I think you just adjust it according to your weight, anyway thats what they did at my lbs. And is the new rp3 a good help, huh? what do you mean by that?... well im sure its better then the rear shock thats on my scalpel but i don't really think it will make a big difference.
    thanks SOB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxterrier
    hello again, i've bought a scalpel 2000 05. i would like to know what is your set up preasures in both shoxs; i'm the happy owner of a hardtail (f2000) and is the moment to convert me in FS. i'm afraid with rear bob. bobs a lot?, do you use the lock out lever a lot?, is the new rp3 a good help?.
    thanks.
    Hi Max, I've had a Scalpel for 2 years. Great bike! As for shock set-up, C-dale has recommended 70% of rider weight for front and rear on Scalpels equipped with Lefty fork and Fox rear shocks. I have not heard if the rp3 is any different. Your friendly LBS should be able to provide you with all the information you need.
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    Try to set it so it nearly bottoms out once in a while, not too hard though, just nearly. That´s how I like it, but the riding style is different.

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    I've got an '04 3000 and have my pressure set at 120 PSI front and rear, I weigh 170 with gear. That works out to about 70% of bodyweight. I had the pressures set a little lighter initially until the shocks broke in. BTW, I never use the rear lockout and put a manual lever in the rear instead of the remote.

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