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  1. #1
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    New question here. ProPedal on a Hollowpoint?

    would upgrading to a ProPedal or SPV type rear shock be beneficial on a hollowpoint frame? or does the dw-link already address this issue sufficiently?

    i thought someone posted about experimenting with a fox propedal unit on their HP (speed-ub?) but there was a problem due to the high leverage ratio of the linkage.

    i ask this question since i'm considering upgrading my rear float ava r to platform style shock.

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    Between the Pro Pedal and the AVA, I didn't get along with the Fox shock, and much prefer my relatively low-tech Cane Creek AD-12.

    I'm convinced the dw-link likes -- maybe even <u><i>needs</i></u> -- a rising rate shock to squelch any bottom-out tendencies. Even in the smallest AVA setting, I couldn't stop the suspension from banging out a couple times a ride on just moderate terrain.

    As for the damping, conversations with Fox tech led me to believe that somewhat high 3.2:1 leverage ratio (5" links) combined with my 200+ pound weight was overpowering the maxed-out damper Pro-Pedal shim stack the shock had installed. Fox volunteered to specially modify the damping to an even higher "custom" level, but instead I experimented with the 4.5" links, then eventually switched back to the AD-12.

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