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    07 5 Spot w/ Push rockers & Pushed RP3 set up questions

    I was out for my first trail ride with the used 5 Spot I bought during the off season. It has Push rockers and I had the RP3 low volume shock Pushed ( 175 lb rider weight and plush). I had 175 psi in the shock and had what I thought was the correct sag (15mm maybe 16mm showing on the o-ring).

    While riding on the lowest (open) setting on the RP3 I thought it could be or should be plusher. In setting 2, I could really feel the pro-pedal and setting 3 was even a firmer pedal platform.

    I trust what Push did was the correct for me, because I was pretty thorough with my decription of what I wanted. What I'm wondering is if I need to lighten up the pressure and increase my sag a bit.

    I read on the Turner site in the 5 1/2 Spot FAQ, that there should be 17mm of sag. I'm not sure if that is what I should use for my current set up? To get 17mm of sag with my current set up I had 165 psi and that was down 10 psi from what I believe I had in there to start. I believe that's a substantial drop with a low volume sleeve, but I have had a chance to get it out to ride yet.

    Any thoughts or suggestion would be helpful. Thanks
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    Was the shock PUSHed with them knowing your Spot was gonna have the PUSH rockers? You may not personally know this but it could mean a difference in setup, one way or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Was the shock PUSHed with them knowing your Spot was gonna have the PUSH rockers? You may not personally know this but it could mean a difference in setup, one way or the other.
    Yes they knew all along. When I printed out the sales order I even hand wrote it in because I didn't see it on the form.

    Here is a copy and paste of my online order receipt emailed to me from Push.

    0-92] FOX Float RP2/RP3 (1)

    name: Jeff

    weight: 175

    spring_rate: 175

    frame_make: Turner

    frame_model: 5 Spot with Pushed rockers

    frame_year: 2007

    style: Plush

    rider_notes: This shock was already Pushed for another weight (185) rider back in 07. I had emailed to Matt H. and he said it can be re-tuned for me and I would see a great improvement from the new tuning technology since 07. I ride aggressive trail. I would like good pedal platform when the pro-pedal lever is adjusted, but keep in mind I'm not a strong pedal masher, I'm more stay seated/spin and very rarely get out of the saddle to pedal. Don't get me wrong, I don't want it to bob up and down either,but plushness is number one for me.
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    Why you don't have the high volume can? I think it will serve you better

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBW
    Why you don't have the high volume can? I think it will serve you better
    I asked Push that question before I sent the shock in. They said "We prefer the low (standard) volume sleeve for the 5 spot with the PUSH rockers". So that's why I have the low volume can.
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    well.... I guess you have to send it back. It has happened before tha people have to send it a second time untill they get it "right" for you....
    On a related note: Are you using full travel? not?

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    Break In?

    well.... I guess you have to send it back. It has happened before tha people have to send it a second time untill they get it "right" for you....
    On a related note: Are you using full travel? not?
    Or.....we could at least get through the break-in period.

    Spacoli, based on the fact that this was your first trail ride on the shock I would say that it needs a little more time to fully break-in. We recommend 4-6 hours of off-road riding on a fresh build to ensure that everything settles and the surfaces wear in. There's a significant amount of change in the shock/fork that happens during this period. After that we can start helping you better with your setup. We recommend 16-17mm of sag in that application.

    Anyway, get a couple more rides in and feel free to contact me if you have questions.

    Darren
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Or.....we could at least get through the break-in period.

    Spacoli, based on the fact that this was your first trail ride on the shock I would say that it needs a little more time to fully break-in. We recommend 4-6 hours of off-road riding on a fresh build to ensure that everything settles and the surfaces wear in. There's a significant amount of change in the shock/fork that happens during this period. After that we can start helping you better with your setup. We recommend 16-17mm of sag in that application.

    Anyway, get a couple more rides in and feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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    There you go sounds good to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Or.....we could at least get through the break-in period.

    Spacoli, based on the fact that this was your first trail ride on the shock I would say that it needs a little more time to fully break-in. We recommend 4-6 hours of off-road riding on a fresh build to ensure that everything settles and the surfaces wear in. There's a significant amount of change in the shock/fork that happens during this period. After that we can start helping you better with your setup. We recommend 16-17mm of sag in that application.

    Anyway, get a couple more rides in and feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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    Thanks Darren, sounds good. I'm hoping the lower pressure with the 17mm of sag, along with the break in will do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBW
    well.... I guess you have to send it back. It has happened before tha people have to send it a second time untill they get it "right" for you....
    On a related note: Are you using full travel? not?

    It was not a very aggressive trail ride, so I only used 4.5 inches, almost exactly what I used on my fork.
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