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    New question here. Some questions about rize 2, please help

    Ok so I have mild case of OCD and I'm new to Cannondale. When going through the whole bike to make sure everything was ok, I discovered a few anomalies that I need your help with.

    First the torque settings, specifically to item number 18, 1, and 2 from the Rize manual:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/...6a397b7d_b.jpg
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/...6aed46c0_b.jpg

    #18 refers to the chainstay protector so I'm totally lost there. Is that an error?? What exactly am I supposed to torque to 13 Nm?

    #2 is blank for torque setting and refers to bearings so do I just ignore that?

    #1 refers pivot axle top tube and has an Nm setting of 5. Even the bolt on the bike says 5 Nm. But when I looked at the RZ120/140 manual, which to me is an almost identical bike, I found that the torque setting is 13. Wow, really? That different?
    Rz120/140 manual:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/...1e687092_b.jpg
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/...861297fe_b.jpg



    Then when I was looking through the Rz120/140 manual, I notice this little gem:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/...326b550d_b.jpg

    I see no mention of this in the Rize manual. But my frame is S so do I need to orient it like that? I was looking through the "post your rize" thread and almost everybody has it the standard way except for this guy and his frame is a XL Post your Rize.

    Again, why the huge difference? I thought the bikes were identical except for the travel and they only changed the name due to some copyright infringement. Did Cannondale see an increase in damage for S frames and decide to add the orientation info to the new Rz120/140 manual? Wow, so confused.

    Thanks in advance for all your help guys/gals
    Last edited by rize2thetop; 07-20-2010 at 11:27 PM.

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    All the bolts have a nM number on them (or should) use that. I know they made some slight changes for the RZ vs the Rize, but I'm not totally sure exactly what they were.

    RE the shock layout,
    Ask the LBS you bought it at. Cdale puts the shocks on at the factory. I would leave it the way the factory put it on.

    That was kind of weird with #18 being the chain stay protector.

    Lastly, make sure you go to the cdale website and download the manual for YOUR bike.

    Oh, that RLC lefty you have is the bomb!!!! It can be adjusted so many ways. It will probably take you a month to get it dialed.
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    Thanks for the reply ziscwg.

    I ended up calling C'dale since I bought my bike online and spoke to one of the techs and he recommended I switch the fox rp23 shock orientation ASAP. So I'm guessing they determined that S frames that's the way it should be and decided to update the manual for the new rize.

    And yeah I'm stoked about my lefty

    Cheers

    Anyone here with S frames that changed their orientation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rize2thetop
    Thanks for the reply ziscwg.

    I ended up calling C'dale since I bought my bike online and spoke to one of the techs and he recommended I switch the fox rp23 shock orientation ASAP. So I'm guessing they determined that S frames that's the way it should be and decided to update the manual for the new rize.

    And yeah I'm stoked about my lefty

    Cheers

    Anyone here with S frames that changed their orientation?

    yes

    why should they update, the manual is uptodate ...

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    Ok so looks like I was given innacurate information by C'dale and wanted to update so that nobody would perform an innacurate adjustment. If you look at the orientation pic, the rz120 has two different links; there's one that measures 101mm and one that measures 82mm which is for the petite and the S frames. I measured mine and it measures 101mm in which case I would not reverse the shock. So just an FYI

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    Hey guys,

    So I stripped the thread on the pivot axle bolt that's right above the rear der hgr in the following diagram: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/...1e687092_b.jpg

    I ordered a replacement set from my LBS and bought some loctite 242. When I went to pick up my parts, I noticed that the bolts had blue over the thread. So does that mean that 242 was already applied? For some reason I though you apply the loctite and then put the bolt in and let it cure. But maybe I'm wrong and you actually apply to thread and let it sit before you screw it in?? The guy at the LBS wasn't very helpful so I'm asking everyone here.

    Thanks everyone!

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