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    Fox X2 on a T275c?

    Anyone riding a Fox X2 on their T275c?
    Curious what others are running for settings.

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    Our friends at Black Rock Bicycles in Reno, NV built up a rad T275C with that: https://www.instagram.com/p/-yGVJKj_...ckrockbicycles

    I'm sure they can elaborate on settings they went with if you give them a shout, but it's heavily based on personal preference, local terrain, riding style, etc...

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    Thanks Sam.

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    Local suspension tuners that are big into Fox and Push say the Carbine 29 is awesome with the Float X2. So I'm thinking the Tracer will also be good. It's just a question of having the right base tuning in the shock.
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    Fox X2 on a T275c?-img_0872.jpg

    175 without gear
    215 PSI
    5 Volume Spacers
    From closed:
    HSC -14
    LSC -12
    HSR -14
    LSR -18

    Pretty close to the recommended settings.

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    I use 2 volume spacers on my Carbine 29. From what I heard there are a couple different tunes offered for the X2. I figure I have something different from you guys.

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    Fox X2 on a T275c?-img_0848.jpg
    Fox X2 on a T275c?-img_0841.jpg

    I'm pretty much at recommended settings, with a tweak or two.

    riding weight 198lb
    shock psi 215(30% sag)
    spacers 4
    lsr 14
    hsr 13
    lsc 16
    hsc 14

    Rides really balanced and feels very solid pedaling, yet like riding puffy clouds on the DH. Currently building new wheels, Easton ARC 30's 34mm wide.

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    I have an X2 on my Tracer 275C and it is fantastic. I have only gotten a few rides in, and nothing crazy, but it has been aHUGE difference. Especially since I upgraded to that from the xfusion shock that came standard on my foundation build. I set it up, made a couple adjustments and though, 'I'll give it a few more tweaks once I ride it some more' and have not touched it since. It has been incredible.

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    Just put an X2 on my T275C. Awesome!

    It replaced a DB Coil w/ Ti spring that replaced the original DB Air CS.

    The DB Air was very good but it is very typical air shock in it's initial preload force to overcome. Combined with the T275c regressive to sag and then progressive suspension kinematics, it was less than awesome on small bump sensitivity. It exhibited a slight wallow around sag point. Still quite good.

    The DB coil rectified the small bump sensitivity and with a more liner spring curve did not exhibit any wallow. Awesome setup I was running for the last year.

    The Float X2 is every bit as good and a bit better on damping without the 200 gram weight penalty with Ti spring DB coil. Fantastic small bump sensitivity for an air shock.

    I'm surprised the above users are running so many volume spacers. This bike is already quite progressive. Combine with the natural progressiveness of an air spring. I'd have to jump off a cliff to get full travel with 5 volume spacers! Granted I'm not dropping 10' drops routinely but the below setup gets full travel but does not bottom harshly on 5' drops. Damping feels very composed and consistent. Clickers make a noticeable difference. No appreciable heat degredation and the can seems to stay much cooler after a long DH than my DB Air or DB coil did.

    175 lb rider

    210 psi for 30% sag
    0 volume spacers
    HSC and LSC 17 clicks out
    HSR and LSR 14 turns out

    Pretty much exactly as suggested in Fox manual.

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    After today's ride, I might go down to one spacer. I found I was only using about 80% of travel on the choppy downhill section today.

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    And there's talk you'll be able to fit the new climb switch on the X2. Can't wait...
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    Just finished with my first ride with the x2 replacing a rockshox monarch. It's not broken in yet so haven't played with settings that much the recommended setting from fox were close.

    185 psi looked to be between 20-30% sag.
    -HSC 14 clicks
    -LSC 16 clicks
    -LSR is at 15 (felt to slow but didn't have time to change it)
    -HSR is at 13 (felt good on a drop I was hitting on lunch break, 12 foot out 5 foot down).
    -not sure how many volume spacers are in it.

    Need to play with compression settings once it's broken in but so far it's better than the monarch. Climbs good enough for me with out the climb switch. I didn't notice pedal bob until I was hammering out of the saddle. 90% of the climbs I do have a ton of rocks so I typically don't lock out rear shocks.

    So far I'm impressed. It was out working the pike in the front so that will need to be upgraded. It made the tracer feel like it should plusher than when the monarch was on it. I cant wait until its broken in and dialed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post

    The DB Air was very good but it is very typical air shock in it's initial preload force to overcome. Combined with the T275c regressive to sag and then progressive suspension kinematics, it was less than awesome on small bump sensitivity. It exhibited a slight wallow around sag point. Still quite good.

    The DB coil rectified the small bump sensitivity and with a more liner spring curve did not exhibit any wallow. Awesome setup I was running for the last year.

    The Float X2 is every bit as good and a bit better on damping without the 200 gram weight penalty with Ti spring DB coil. Fantastic small bump sensitivity for an air shock.
    i am trying to decide whether to go db coil inline + valt spring or fox x2.

    still happy with the fox x2 - even following the recall?

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    I'm still super happy with the Float X2. Damping has remained consistent and I haven't touched it since set up.

    I may be in the dark on the recall. I read about it but have not received any instructions from Fox for exchange of the can. I bought it direct from Fox so they have my contact info. AFAIK they just told everybody to stop riding them but have no replacement plan in place. The thing is if I haven't blown out the can in 6 months of riding I'm not going to now. I'm 175lb. Maybe if I was pushing 220+ and hucking huge I'd be worried but until they send me a new can I'm still riding w/o concern.

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    What pressure are you running and howany spacers?

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    From my post above:

    175 lb rider

    210 psi for 30% sag
    0 volume spacers
    HSC and LSC 17 clicks out
    HSR and LSR 14 turns out

    Pretty much exactly as suggested in Fox manual.

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    I wouldn't be too worried. If I didn't have my current coil shock, I wouldn't hesitate going back to my X2 with two to three spacers and 197psi. There are people out there running well over 250psi and with 4-plus spacers. Those are the people that should be worried.
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    looking at the pix sbove, it looks like the coating is darker than the kashima on the fox forks - true, or just the camera/light/angles?
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    It is darker. It's almost like that Marzocchi espresso brown.

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    looking for a base tune for this shock on the t275c (2014). naturally i can/will go with the fox recommended starting point - which looks to have worked well for a few here - but any other pointers are highly welcome ...

    rider is 70kg/155lbs ride-ready, the bike is used for it's design purpose (enduro, alpine, bike parks).
    ... i know, i know: don't feed the troll.

    come to think of it, that probably includes clairvoyant keyboard heros too.

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