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    Spider2 rear shock set up

    I have a Spider2. Frame size is a small with 120mm fork. I presently have the rear set up for 120 to match the fork.

    My Weight fluctuates between 175-180

    I run anywhere between 180-200 lbs of Air in the shock
    With the rebound between 3-5 clicks out. Shock is a Fox RC

    Fork is a Fox RLC with anywhere from 100-75 lbs of pressure

    Tire pressure between 35-45

    These settings all pending upon the trail and speed of the trail. Slower trails require less air pressure in the shock as well as the tire.

    I pretty much ride the big ring most of the time

    With that being said......

    The issue is when I am hammering the back end seems to Kick up when going over logs or rocks (I guess I can describe it as Yamahop). I Notice that when I slow the rebound I experience packing up. I Futz around with all sorts of setting and just cant seem to get it right.

    I have a couple of older tracers and the Suspension is incredible!
    The Handling is Phenominal. i am trying to capture that same ride on the spider.
    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Is it topping out when rebounding? When did you have it rebuilt last?

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    hello
    i have a spider29 frame,
    size L,
    rear setup 120mm with a fox float ctd 120mm.
    I need advice for starting shox setup:
    weight 77 kg,
    intended trail use,
    how can I start?
    thank you very much....

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    Sorry for the late reeponse. Definately not topping out. I had a bit of a hard time dialing in the rear. I have got it riding smoother but it still has a tendancy to kick as I described.
    Definately have to set it up different for slow and fast trails. If I use A single setting and I have to compromise.

    Giando. I would start with a little above your weight as air pressure and then adjust you damping as needed. I had my rebound slow and found the back end packing up and then went too fast on the rebound. when it was too fast it was almost like riding a bucking bronco with the back end hoping everywhere and traction was limited. I am between 3 to 5 out on the rebound pending trail

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