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    VPP (newbie) Bob Question

    So I just picked up a Tallboy LTc (standard Spx kit). So far I am enjoying the bike, but on my first 2 rides I noticed that it bobs (at least that's what I think it is) when I put the rear Fox shock in Climb mode. I find this really odd because it doesn't happen in trail or descend mode. Candidly, for most climbing the bike feels great in open mode, but when I am riding road to the trailhead or climbing on a long fire road, I would prefer to lockout the suspension and hammer a bit.

    The sag is a hair under 1". Again, I don't feel a thing in trail or open mode, just climb (lockout). Weird. Funny thing is the same thing happened to me on a demo of a regular tallboy (only in lockout), but I thought it had a dented rim or sealant balling up in the rim.

    I'm coming off a short travel XC bike and the feeling is a bit unsettling. Didn't feel it at all when I demo'd a Bronson.

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    Hmmm. What version of the Fox its it. My new Heckler had the 2014 CTD and lockout is a very accurate description. It's a hard lock on climb. I have heard the older models did not have the same clear delineation. However your description seems to indicate a problem with the shock setup.

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    is the shock moving, or are you feeling the rear tire bouncing?

    these days, when I ride a hardtail, the rear tire bounce that I don't get on my suspension bike is unnerving.
    here we go again

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    It's a Float CTD, non-kashima. I see it moving, but not a bunch. It feels like I am towing something, like I feel the rear tugging. As I said, I felt a similar sensation on a TB that I demo'd but didn't think it was the suspension. Now I do. I've demo'd the LTc 3x before pulling the trigger, and the suspension worked flawlessly on each demo i tried. Lockout mode was basically almost hardtail like. I would think the sensation would be worse in trail or descend mode, but it's absent in those modes.

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    You are running an inch of sag in the rear???!!!?? That's 50%.... you should be running 12-15mm
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    experiment with more rebound dampning also. my longer travel trc needs more or i pogo.

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    If you're really running almost 1" of sag def add some air as you are way under sprung. Proper sag will improve the bike's overall handling and decrease the bob you mention.

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    Oops, ok. I will air it up, and play with rebound. I guess is figured if it was under-sagged it would be worse in descend mode. I'll make these adjustments and report back later.

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    Sag that sh*t per SC's recommendations!

    You probably got a booklet with your bike with rear air pressure setting for all SC models. Those numbers are a good starting point.

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    Ok, this is embarrassing. Should have checked out the SC specs. I had the shop where I bought the bike set it up. Figured he would be able to dial it in. He had me sit on the bike, played with the air and said sag was good. Anyway...I adjusted the air today, and I went with the SC spec of 10 lbs less than rider weight and didn't bother looking at the o-ring. Hit the trail, and all is good. Put the bike in climb mode on a smooth fire road and it was perfect. Same thing on the road to the trailhead. So mystery solved. Thanks everyone!

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    I've got a 2013 TRC (black/silver), with probably the same rear shock as you. When properly set up, the rear shock feels like it's locked out. I've definitely got three different settings available based on feel.

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