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    Small bump damping strategy-Rockshox

    For forks where it is difficult to find decent small bump compression sensitivity, has anyone considered running the fluid level low, below the damper, so that the damper is not immersed at sag level, and doesn't get any damping until the fork compresses an inch or 2?

    Your thoughts?
    Michael
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    It will ride like crap. Imagine slapping water with an open hand. Swinging it through the air is fine until you hit the water and then, abrupt stop.

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    This would also cause cavitation which would cause a terrible ride and eventually cause damper failure.

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    Terrible idea

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    NO!!!

    If anything, try running a thinner fluid. You will not want what you suggest.

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