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    Lyrik R Solo Air 160mm >>> MiCo DH... 170mm?

    I tried to sum up my question as succinctly as possible above, and I couldn't find anything about this with search here, but I have the stock fork on the enduro comp and have ordered some cartridges (mico dh & rebound) for it - my question is will this bump the travel up to 170mm?

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    No. The travel is controlled by the air/coil spring, not the dampers.

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    Right on, thanks for the quick reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enicma View Post
    I tried to sum up my question as succinctly as possible above, and I couldn't find anything about this with search here, but I have the stock fork on the enduro comp and have ordered some cartridges (mico dh & rebound) for it - my question is will this bump the travel up to 170mm?

    Appreciate any help

    Thanks

    Nick
    You just need to change the base plate. My LBS/Specialized dealer charged $50 for the new base plate, and $50 to swap it out. Btw, I had the same setup as you on my 2012 Enduro, and added MiCo DH and converted the travel to 170. The part # number for the 170mm base plate is: 11.4018.005.001

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    I actually was able to remove a spacer to bump it to 170mm at the same time I dropped in the mico dh cart. Works a charm
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    Quote Originally Posted by enicma View Post
    I actually was able to remove a spacer to bump it to 170mm at the same time I dropped in the mico dh cart. Works a charm
    Yeah, I learned that the model years prior 2012 just needed the spacer removed. My 2012 didn't have the spacer, and I think it's because it is modified for Specialized.

    Can you share any settings for tuning your fork, for the high-speed & low-speed compression? What works for you?

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    I weight 170 w/o gear and run 37 psi. HSC two clicks from open and LSC wide open. rebound three clicks from fast. this works great for me on fast rocky descents. if I am going somewhere smoother or with more big hits I will slow the rebound a bit more to help stick landings. hope that helps.
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    Lyrik R Solo Air 170mm HSC, LSC, Rebound settings

    Quote Originally Posted by enicma View Post
    I weight 170 w/o gear and run 37 psi. HSC two clicks from open and LSC wide open. rebound three clicks from fast. this works great for me on fast rocky descents. if I am going somewhere smoother or with more big hits I will slow the rebound a bit more to help stick landings. hope that helps.
    Enicma, thanks for responding. How much sag do you have with only 37 psi? I'm 169 dry weight, but run 60-70 psi. This past weekend I experimented with with different settings, doing some fast rock gardens and then hucking from 5-6 feet. I was looking at how much travel I used and I'm finding that I had about 1-2 inches left of travel.

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    I haven't measured the sag really since I started dialling in the fork, to be honest. I do know the pressure is on the low side for big mountain stuff, I had it up towards 50 at whistler last summer and found that I needed that much pressure to keep from bottoming. I basically just let out 1-2psi before a ride until I was using most/all of the travel and settled there in the high 30s. I definitely am more of a smooth rider though than a plower, fyi, and my local trails don't have any big jumps or drops bigger than maybe 3ft, so that explains why I can run such a low pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gosser66 View Post
    Enicma, thanks for responding. How much sag do you have with only 37 psi? I'm 169 dry weight, but run 60-70 psi. This past weekend I experimented with with different settings, doing some fast rock gardens and then hucking from 5-6 feet. I was looking at how much travel I used and I'm finding that I had about 1-2 inches left of travel.
    I'm about your same weight and did a ton of trial and error. Found that 55 psi was the sweet spot for getting a real plush ride for trail use. For drops you'll bottom out tho unless you're up around 70 psi and then the ride gets real harsh. Went to a firm coil spring and never looked back - best of both worlds with no mid-travel blow thru!

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