I thought I'd make a quick post about my Turner Sultan since I got my shock back from Push.
Setup: Turner Sultan L, RP23 Shock, Spot Rockers
Me: 6'3, 255lbs
After getting my shock back from Push I am impressed. Being a bigger boy I've always stayed away from air shocks. The Sultan came with a RP23 so I decided to keep it and have it pushed. Prior to the Push I was using 260psi and the love volume canister. It was a good ride (especially coming from a rigid SS.) On 3' drops I'd have a couple of MM of shock clearance left before bottoming out. The shock and the ride felt good but I sent it off to Push anyways.
The shock came from Push with a card that read 250psi and 3 clicks rebound. I put the shock on the bike and gave it a spin. I immediately noticed that the rear of the bike was a little more spongy but in a very smooth way. It didn't necessarily bob when I pedaled but you could feel the shock moving. Hitting the curb at 7mph I was very surprised that the tattle tail rubber band showed I still had 1/4 of the shock travel left. Did a bunny hop off the gutter and landed hard on the back wheel. I still had 1/4 of the shock travel left.
After a couple trips to the trails the shock is AWESOME. It absorbs small roots, bumps, and cracks like nothing and the travel is oh-so-smooth... I hit some 3' drops and the shock simply absorbs them with quite a bit of shock travel left. I did a 4' drop last weekend and still had 4mm of shock travel on the tattle tail. 6" and 8" roots are easily absorbed even when riding back behind the seat. Hit the propedal and the shock gets a little firmer but still does a nice job absorbing small stuff. Once it get past 20% compression it definitely seems to get firmer. It works very well for climbing!
If you guys are stuck on coils and want to give air a try, call the guys at Push and see if they can do something for you.
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