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    How do i get the most travel out of my covert?

    Just bought a 2013 covert 2. Rode it a few times but it just doesnt feel like im using the 6.5 inches of rear wheel travel it has w the fox shock. Air pressure is set good for my body weight. Am i missing something? Anything else i can do? Any advice covert owners?? Thanks!

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    Is the little rubber o-ring indicator hitting the bottom or full travel? thats a pretty easy way to tell if you are using all of your travel. Whether it is functioning well for your riding style, weight, terrain, demands etc are another area
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    How much sag are you running on the rear shock. Which position do you run the CTD lever in?

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    Running sag at about 25 - 30 %. Tried the CTD lever in both trail and decend and it still just felt stiff. ???

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    The question is, how much travel "are" you getting? Like Ronny said, how far down the body is your o-ring moving? How many hours do you have on the bike? It might still be in the break-in period. I also wouldn't worry so much about getting full travel, rather how well does the bike ride? I would set the sag at 30-33% and ride.
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    The O ring is getting very close to the bottom, maybe a cm away or so. Only have about 5 hours on the bike so far, but I didnt know that shock needed a break in period (how many hours of break in? will it produce more travel as it breaks in?)
    the bike rides sweet, just thought it would feel a little more plush! Thnx for the advice!

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    Just about all air suspension has some stiction when it is new. Give it some time and it will feel better and you can readjust your settings
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    Let some air out until you are using all your travel, just so you know what that end of the spectrum feels like, then add air back in (if needed) until you get to a ride that you like.
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    I'm in Tahoe too and also on a new-to-me 2011 covert which also feels a bit stiff. I saw a post on here from one of the Transition guys saying that it could be the rebound being set too slow. The suspension will "pack down" over a quick sucession of hits and lose some travel. I have yet to try this because I busied the **** out of my ribs at Squaw yesterday!

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