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?
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