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    Any Clydes riding a pushed rp23?

    I loved my first rp23 (6.5x1.5 2007) on my XC bike, but know that I am running one (7.875x2.0 2008) on my AM bike, I am not as impressed. The suspension design off both bikes is a faux - bar type (Dakar XC and Dakar XLT), so you wouldn't think there would be that big of a difference.

    In the most firm setting, it feels a little soft to me. I am considering having it PUSHed. Anyone riding a pushed rp23? How is it? Worth the $150 for the factory tune?

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    RP-23 for Clyde from Push

    I am and love it...had it since March on my Giant Trance. Told them my weight and that I wanted little if any bob. The shock has not bottomed out once and I have only added air once. They set the pressue at 235 psi, spring rate of 1, preload at 1 turn and boost pressure at 1 psi

    Compression 1 out from full clockwise
    Rebound 4 turns out from full clockwise


    Worth every penny.

    I weigh 235 and kick the asses of my homies at 185 lbs.

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    push does top flight service to the shock.....my question would not be shock but frame design......will the pushed shock be better then the performance of the bike
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    The XLT (which is the bike I ride, and I'm 225lbs for reference) seems to benefit from a larger volume shock. I was not impressed with the Float R my XLT came with as I needed to add way too much air to get proper sag...which made the ride very stiff and I was only getting about 2/3 of the travel. If I set it softer, the bike wollowed in its travel horribly. I personally ended up with a X-Fusion shock which has higher air volume (I run 55psi lower) and a more effective (and adjustable) dampening platform. If I were using a Float RP23, I'd get a high volume air sleave from PUSH first before having the full service done. That alone may make a considerable difference.

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    Does the rp23 maintain the adjustability after being pushed (pro-pedal and the switch)?

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    Yes

    It only will have two settings after they work on it...plus and negative..which is more or less pro pedal. Pressure is of course adjustable.

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    Thanks guys. I will be saving my pennies until I can get both the AVA sleeve and the factory tune. I had the AVA on my XC expert and liked how much smoother it felt.

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    Anyone know if there's a big difference in parts depending on the weight of the rider?

    I'm 270 right now but I'm planning on dropping back to 220-230 over the coming months (hey, I can dream).

    Will the only difference be in settings or do they use different parts for heavier guys?

    In other words, if I have it pushed now, will I have to get it pushed again when I get lighter?
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoseki
    Anyone know if there's a big difference in parts depending on the weight of the rider?

    I'm 270 right now but I'm planning on dropping back to 220-230 over the coming months (hey, I can dream).

    Will the only difference be in settings or do they use different parts for heavier guys?

    In other words, if I have it pushed now, will I have to get it pushed again when I get lighter?
    They would valve it differently for a 270lb rider vs. 230. Once it's Push'ed the cost to get the valving adjusted for a different rider weight isn't too bad (somewhere around $70'ish I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    They would valve it differently for a 270lb rider vs. 230. Once it's Push'ed the cost to get the valving adjusted for a different rider weight isn't too bad (somewhere around $70'ish I think).
    Thanks Larry, I'll hold off for the moment then (not least since I'm riding it constantly and don't have the $400 to get the fork done at the same time).
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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    I just bought a Pushed RP23 adjusted to my style (225lbs and ride all mtn) and it rode like a brick.
    I sent it back yesterday in hopes they will retune it to my liking.

    I previously had a Pushed Float on my Element and it was pure silk. Just beautiful. That's why I am so suprised the RP23 rode like crap.
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