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  1. #1
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    Scout (or Smuggler) Rebound Setting.. 200lb+ rider?

    Anyone else find you need a lot of rebound dampening with these bikes?

    I was on a '15 Smuggler, now a '15 Scout

    On both bikes I've ended up with the rebound almost fully closed (0-2 clicks out).

    Currently on the Scout:
    Me: ~210 geared up
    30% Standing Sag, 200psi
    Stock Monarch, No bands
    Rebound: 2 clicks out

    I still feel like the rear is a little kicky/unsettled and am about to add another click. The thing is, it seems SLOW when I push on the saddle and watch it rebound!

    Maybe the shock tune isn't right?

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    I'm on a Scout about 175, also run it with really slow rebound, I usually run slow anyway.
    On a different shock (DB Inline), but the same experience, it looks slow, but on the trail it needs it to be settled and not kick off stuff.
    Nice to hear someone else with same experience on different shock, I was thinking it could be my shock!

  3. #3
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    I have the same Issues with the monarch. If I slow it down for low speed impacts like rollers etc It packs up on multiple high speed impacts and vice versa if I speed it up. Tough to find a happy medium. I'm sending the shock to avalanche at first service. Sent the shock from my bandit 27.5 to avalanche and it made a big difference...

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    I think the tune on these shocks is just off for heavier riders and this frame.

    The reason I don't run any bands is because for me it exacerbates the kickiness and requires even more rebound damping.

    I may try an avy tune or an inline eventually.

  5. #5
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    Need tune indeed. It will improve you compression damping significantly as well.

    Option $$$ is to get a more adjustable shock with broad hsc, lsc and rebound knobbies

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    I'm about 200lbs with gear. Currently my Smuggler has 2 bands and I run around 35% sag, the rebound is 6 clicks from fully closed. For me it's the best compromise for not packing over the rough stuff and not bucking me on the jumps.

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