Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    notabouttoseeyourlight
    Reputation: coma13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,671

    Highline DHX setups???

    Hey Guys,

    I want to start screwing with my DHX setting to make sure I'm getting the best ride possible out of it. I'm running the 8.5" shock on the Highline and I ride pretty much DH with some FR stuff thrown in (read: not concerned about pedaling performance)... My goal is for it to be as soft as possible in the inital stroke with enough ramp up to keep me from bottoming hard.

    I weigh about 190lbs with gear and I'm running a 450lbs. spring.

    What are you guys running Boost and Air Pressure wise?
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    363
    172lbs/ 400 steel spring/ stock 8.75X2.75/ 120psi BV/ full BO/ no propedal/ rebound as required

  3. #3
    notabouttoseeyourlight
    Reputation: coma13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,671
    what kind of riding are you doing? how does it perform?

    thanks!
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    363
    Almost like you DH mixed with FR stuff like gaps, drop off, shore...(not DH racing, just for fun).
    Now it's way way better than my previous 500 spring. It does everything better, I think cause it sags more (30%). With this set up it doesn't bottom out and it's supple. And if I need some pedaling or climbing help I can use propedal, but normally I don't.

  5. #5
    Flyin Canine
    Reputation: shanedawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,282
    200lbs with gear. mostly freeride stuff but when I went to whistler I tried a 450 spring and was running only about 80 or 90 psi in the boost valve. Propedal all the way out. BO ? I forget. This is with the 8.75 travel shock. I was hitting most of the big sh!t like the a-line rock drop at speed with no problem. If it bottomed, I didn't feel it.

  6. #6
    ~~~~~~~~
    Reputation: airwreck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,794
    FWIW, I'm 145lbs and often carry up to 15lbs. I've tried the 350 and 400 spring with the 8.5 shock and did not like how the 350 felt. I don't mess with the settings much, I'm a set it and forget it kind of guy. I did try everything with the DHX air though. For the coil I go half way on the BO knob, no PP, 100 or so in the boost, slow rebound and one turn of preload. I bottom occasionally and can't find anything to complain about.

    May be worth it to try a 500 spring, how much preload and sag do you have with the 450?

    I've heard suggestions for using PP to limit bottoming and maybe add some progression. But for the most part it sounds like some experimenting is required.

  7. #7
    notabouttoseeyourlight
    Reputation: coma13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,671
    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    FWIW, I'm 145lbs and often carry up to 15lbs. I've tried the 350 and 400 spring with the 8.5 shock and did not like how the 350 felt. I don't mess with the settings much, I'm a set it and forget it kind of guy. I did try everything with the DHX air though. For the coil I go half way on the BO knob, no PP, 100 or so in the boost, slow rebound and one turn of preload. I bottom occasionally and can't find anything to complain about.

    May be worth it to try a 500 spring, how much preload and sag do you have with the 450?

    I've heard suggestions for using PP to limit bottoming and maybe add some progression. But for the most part it sounds like some experimenting is required.
    Yeah, I'll be experimenting for sure... I just wanted to see if there was any general consensus to start from. I started with the 500lbs. spring and I prefer the 450... I run a turn or so of preload and I have no idea what my sag is... it feels good though!
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •