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    The Dude Abides
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    pedal bob on 07 FSRxc Comp

    I'm worried about my wife's bike.

    She has an '07 FSRxc Comp. She's about 5-11 and her bike is a large. The shock is the stock X-fusion O2 rc and it is set at about 25% sag. There is compression damper that can go from fully open to locked out, but it's set in the middle.

    While on a slow fire road climb last weekend I noticed A LOT of bob as I was riding next to her. She was seated and was in the middle chain ring and had a smooth pedal motion. With 25% sag and a middle of the road compression damper I don't think there should be any bob (maybe a little), but she seemed to be really bouncing. The trail was pretty smooth so that shouldn't have had an effect. I got an 05 Enduro and I couldn't feel/see any bob in my bike as I rode next to her.

    Do anyone else have and FSRxc? And if you do, how is your pedal bob?

    Thanks,
    Eric
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    theeric.

    SHe should set it to the lockout position when riding fire roads. This will provide the most efficiency.
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    I have an '05 and the pedal bob is just terrible. My shock is a Fox Float R and the sag is about 25% as well. I'm a relatively new rider and would like to hear about this as well.

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    She should try about 18-20% sag.

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    I have no pedal bob at all..only when i stand up on the pedals tot accelerate.
    Go to your local bike shop and set the pressure/weight right..
    there might be needed some more air pressure in it.

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    thanks for the info. I guess the 25% sag is a little too much for the O2 rc. I'll put some more air in to reduce the sag.

    Thanks again,
    Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by theeric
    thanks for the info. I guess the 25% sag is a little too much for the O2 rc. I'll put some more air in to reduce the sag.

    Thanks again,
    Eric
    i think that is a good idea.
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