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    How Should I set up the DHX-A???

    I think I might be missing the simplicity of my Romic. I am not to sure how to set this thing up. I tried it per the Fox manual but it feels to soft. I weigh 185 with the coco-nuts hanging and I think I ride aggressive Trail I have 180psi in the Main/125psi in the small can, and 1/2 way up the can on the bottom out dial. Still feels soft. It's on my new 5 Spot tnt.

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    try increasing each chamber 5psi, one at a time, starting w/ the boost (small) chamber.
    ==130 in boost, ride ; 185 in main, ride ; etc...

    *you may end up w/ up to 150 in the boost, but probably not more than 185-190 in the main, so expect to add more to the boost than the main...

    **your results may vary....
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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMays
    I think I might be missing the simplicity of my Romic. I am not to sure how to set this thing up. I tried it per the Fox manual but it feels to soft. I weigh 185 with the coco-nuts hanging and I think I ride aggressive Trail I have 180psi in the Main/125psi in the small can, and 1/2 way up the can on the bottom out dial. Still feels soft. It's on my new 5 Spot tnt.
    I think you're way too low on main pressure. I weigh just a bit more than you, and asked the same question a few weeks ago. Tscheezy fired off some settings that were pretty much spot on. Check out this thread: DHX-Air Settings for RFX

    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo
    I think you're way too low on main pressure. I weigh just a bit more than you, and asked the same question a few weeks ago. Tscheezy fired off some settings that were pretty much spot on. Check out this thread: DHX-Air Settings for RFX

    Hope that helps.
    Excellent, I always value the advise of the "guru" Tscheezzzz! I will give those numbers a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo
    I think you're way too low on main pressure. I weigh just a bit more than you, and asked the same question a few weeks ago. Tscheezy fired off some settings that were pretty much spot on. Check out this thread: DHX-Air Settings for RFX

    Hope that helps.

    I think those numbers were for the rfx, which has a higher leverage ratio. It would be too much pressure for the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendogg
    I think those numbers were for the rfx, which has a higher leverage ratio. It would be too much pressure for the spot.
    Yea, I just filled her up and it does feel firm. I will try 20psi less in tha main.

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    TS, please shed some light...

    Quote Originally Posted by kendogg
    I think those numbers were for the rfx, which has a higher leverage ratio. It would be too much pressure for the spot.
    Now I'm curious too. After reading this, I tried Cheezy's settings on mine (5 spot w/ 5.3 rockers). I'm about 200# riding weight, and man, that was stiff! Felt like I was riding on a very strong spring.
    Now, I've never tried a coil shock, so I was wondering if this was how it's supposed to feel... hmmm????

    How about it TS?? Are these settings for your spot or pack?
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    Took a ride at 200psi main and 145 in the small can. 1/2 up the BO valve. Felt good. Still used up all of the travel on a fairly tame ride.

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    I weigh about the same as you. I tend to run about 5lbs less than my weight in the main and 120 in the boost. Rebound 4 clicks from full fast. A couple of clicks of propedal unless I'm climbing a long smooth trail, then I'll add a couple more. BO two turns in.
    My o-ring tells me I'm using most of the shock travel. That's what makes the ride so smooth. However I have yet to feel any harsh bottom-out. I think it ramps up at the end of travel. I've hit some decent drops and am amazed at how smooth the bike lands. Unless you are experiencing a harsh bottom out, I wouldn't sweat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendogg
    I weigh about the same as you. I tend to run about 5lbs less than my weight in the main and 120 in the boost. Rebound 4 clicks from full fast. A couple of clicks of propedal unless I'm climbing a long smooth trail, then I'll add a couple more. BO two turns in.
    My o-ring tells me I'm using most of the shock travel. That's what makes the ride so smooth. However I have yet to feel any harsh bottom-out. I think it ramps up at the end of travel. I've hit some decent drops and am amazed at how smooth the bike lands. Unless you are experiencing a harsh bottom out, I wouldn't sweat it.
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    I will try your setup today. Going on one of my favorite rides so it will be a good test. Big grind up followed by killer twisty single track down.(hope to show some photos)

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    I weigh about what you do and am running about 170 main and 120 BV. Just for kicks I raised it to 180 today but dropped back down to where I started. I'm not doing any major drops but I do blast over some big roots. The lower pressure gives me more cush/control over the roots and lets me use most of the travel. It's a great feeling to be able to pedal on stuff that would be knocking a HT or shorter travel bike around.
    The type of riding you do should definitely play a factor in how you set up your suspension.
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