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  1. #1
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    Sorry for dumb pro-pedal question, RIP RDO

    I never have bothered to use pro-pedal on my RIP RDO since it climbs so well...until now. A vast majority of riders in the weekly race series I've been doing are on hardtails. I generally gain a little on them descending, but probably lose a little more relatively on the climbs due to the added weight and mild bob of the full suspension. Especially true if we hit a steep fire road -I can't accelerate out of the saddle like a hardtail.
    I decided to test out pro-pedal while climbing today (with the inner knob to the #2 position) and I think that would be helpful in the races. I could power over things standing with less of a bobbing feel. If I don't get a chance to turn it off back to fully open before the descent, do I risk doing any harm to the shock or frame? Obviously the descent wihardtail rougher, but still better than a hardtail by far.
    I just want to make sure that taking big hits in pro-pedal isn't going to damage anything, especially the shock itself. I presume not, but I figured I post the dumb question just to be sure. Thoughts?
    Thanks


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    It's not a Pro Pedal shock, It is a CTD. Climb, Trail, Descend

    You will be fine if you leave it in Climb, Just not as Plush going down hill.

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    Yep, I 2nd Muzz. Just firms up the rear a bit more.
    No dabs allowed!

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    Re: Sorry for dumb pro-pedal question, RIP RDO

    Thanks for pointing that out. I completely forgot it is different than on my old RIP.

    In that case, I've always ridden in descent mode and tried out trail-2 mode yesterday. Looking forward to trying out climb mode for the race!

    Aside from racing, do you usually keep it in trail-1, 2 or 3 or in descent mode for everyday riding?


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    Trail mode for 80% of my riding. now if i am hesding for a long descent, I turn the lever to left to soften things up for a long downhill run.

    i really like the suspension on his bike.

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