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    X-Fusion 02 PVA is a great SA shock.

    This shock is turning out to be a great shock for my San Andreas. I am surprized this company isn't more well known. Everything I have read about this company has been very positive. And their customer service seems to be really good. This shock doesn't plow through the mid stroke like most air shocks on the 3:1 ratio SA. The platform works good, even on the low setting. And that seems to really tame the chain tug that you get from the high forward pivot. I do have to run the rebound on the slowest setting, but it is slow enough. I need to ask them if that can be tuned. I check the air about every two weeks, and it is always the same, about 5 psi low. Which I know is do to normal loss in the pump hose. It's one of those parts that I just don't have to worry about tuning to get it to work and feel right, and I really like that.
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    The reason you don't hear much about X-Fusion Shawn, is inconsistent quality.
    Some people love theirs and some people hate theirs.
    I've got a friend with one, on a Specialized Stumpjumper, and that one sucks. It has some very poor top-out control. It makes a metallic clunking sound when it tops out.
    The rebound on that shock, seems to be off, or on, but almost no in between setting.
    That being said, I'm glad your's worked out for you. It can be difficult to find a shock that works with a 3 - 1 leverage ratio.

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    I think X-Fusion stuff is actually coming ahead in leaps and bounds. Don't own any myself, but the price of them makes them look pretty attractive as well.

    Is it just me, or do their forks and shocks all look like they use fox bodies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammydog View Post
    I think X-Fusion stuff is actually coming ahead in leaps and bounds. Don't own any myself, but the price of them makes them look pretty attractive as well.

    Is it just me, or do their forks and shocks all look like they use fox bodies?
    Sorry about that, I clicked on edit instead if reply.

    I think your right. And, I haven't heard or read about any QC issues. Anyone I have talked to who has tried a Fox and an X-fusion, liked the X-fusion better. I think the graphic colors make them look similar.
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    Maybe it's OEM vs Aftermarket as well.
    Some of the manufacturers put a high end name on low quality OEM components.
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    If your saying their aftermarket stuff is better then their OEM stuff, you could be right.
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    Great, I'm looking for a replacement for my old CC AD-10 and that X-fusion just might be the right thing to get

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    Call X- fusion. I got a 2010 model for $120.
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    I mailed them yesterday..calling would be a bit tricky due to time difference between US and Slovenia (Europe)

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    What's your riding weight and what PSI are you running?

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    About 160 lbs ready to ride and I'm running 120 psi and one click from full slow on rebound.
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    Hi, do you happen to know the inside diameter of the shock bushings? I have recently bought an 02 PVA without the mounting hardware, and I would like to buy one before the shock arrives, so I waste no more time..

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    Not sure if this helps, but for my cannondale, I ordered Fox hardware with the following part numbers:

    803-03-000
    803-03-017

    Both were $3.98ea from pricepoint. You may be able to call Fox and ask what the diameter is for the part#'s listed above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieroglif View Post
    Hi, do you happen to know the inside diameter of the shock bushings? I have recently bought an 02 PVA without the mounting hardware, and I would like to buy one before the shock arrives, so I waste no more time..
    PM me as a reminder and I'll measure for you.
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    Hello. I got this shock on my Merida one five o, and i was wondering what the all over best setting for the rebound is?

    Am a DH, high speed kinda biker.

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    I suggest what manufacturers suggest - turn the rebound halfway through and use it as a starting point. Then, if necessary, turn the knob either way 2 clicks, and if it's too much, go back one click.

    I am sure you know there is no all over best rebound setting, as it varies depending of the terrain you're riding. You want faster rebound for rooted, technical trails and slower for hardpacked, fast tracks.

    Merry Christmas and good luck tuning the shock!

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    I ride rocky technical terrain and at 185lbs, I pump my shock to 150 psi, rebound set 2 or 3 clicks away from the slowest position, and the pro pedal feature open or 1 click away (downhill only). I found that during downhill sections, too much rebound was bucking me forward and almost over the bars.

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    That's going to be different for everyone. It depends on which bike you have and it really depends on which tune your shock has and how you like your rebound. Start by aliminating the extremes. It's pretty easy to tell what is way to fast and way to slow. Then start working in the range that you have left. One good way to get it close is to ride off a high curb, while sitting down. Start with the round on the fast side and keep slowing it down till you only get one rebound of the rear of your bike after compression. Then hit the trails and experiment one or two clicks in either direction and see how you like it.
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    I'm really enjoying my x fusion suspension, the shock was easy to dial in just follow their instructions and your intuition. The fork is awesome, I love being able to drop it down to 110mm when climbing. I actually don't use the lock-out often except on logging roads. Th amount of adjustment on the rebound is crazy, something like 20 clicks, makes it easy to dial in. My zenII is a beast, I really hope someone does something with the turntable design it is pretty sweet.

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    X-Fusion 02 PVA is a great SA shock.

    I've been looking for a new shock for my San An and the xfusion looks like it might be the one
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    It is, I promise!
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    I've been amazed at how good the X-Fusion that came on the new San An and Zen actually is. I must admit I was a bit wary of it thinking I was going to have to swap them out, but after spending time on both bikes I am yet to fault the shock.

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