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    Compulsion LT50 Travel Chip

    How do I tell if my rear suspension travel chip is in the 160 mm or 150 mm travel position? The pics show how it is sitting right now. I think its 160 mm but want to be sure.Compulsion LT50 Travel Chip-img_4428.jpgCompulsion LT50 Travel Chip-img_4431.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by maw77712 View Post
    How do I tell if my rear suspension travel chip is in the 160 mm or 150 mm travel position? The pics show how it is sitting right now. I think its 160 mm but want to be sure.Click image for larger version. 

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    I believe that is the 150mm setting. I can't prove it since I haven't found any documentation from Felt of the settings, but old school physics leads me to this conclusion.

    Consider the image with one with a shorter input lever, and one with a longer lever:
    http://image.hotrod.com/f/techarticl...ration.PNG.jpg

    It's a little backward, but consider the input in the image as the shock mount, and the output the rear axle. The longer lever requires more input for the same amount of output as the shorter input lever. BUT, the bike's "input" lever is limited by the stroke of the shock, 2" or whatever. So, 2" of stroke on the shorter input lever will produce more output than 2" of stroke on the longer input lever.

    Therefore, the longer shock mount (like yours in the photo) should produce less rear wheel travel, ie. 150mm.

    If this makes sense, someone please back me up. If I'm wrong, please don't flame me and just provide more accurate info.

    I just bought a used 2013 LT1 and have been running it in the same setting as you and assumed it was 160mm until I saw your question and wanted to prove it to myself. 150mm seems fine and it has slacker/lower geometry to boot!

    Cheers

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    Thanks!!! I think your right!! I switched it back and forth and measured it a couple times and it seems to have more travel when I turn he travel chip opposite of how thee pictures show it. I just gained 10mm of travel. That's huge!! hahaha. thanks again!!

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    Awesome, better late response than never. Although, depending on how steep your trails descend, the 150mm/slack setup may be better than an extra 10mm and steeper angles.

    I'm going to experiment both ways and see if I can even notice any difference. I personally prefer steep descents around here so maybe 160mm will feel a little sketchier...we'll see.

    Keep us posted on which setting you like best and why.

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    either way. I love this bike.

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