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    Quote Originally Posted by gio80 View Post
    mattyrides07 thanks for the reply,.i am 170lb and i do 70% am/fr and 30% xc. I live in Greece-Europe {too rocky trails} so buying from america is out of the question because of the tolls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swan3609 View Post
    If I wasn't a broke college student right now I would jump all over that for my 7.I really need to get a new shock to replace my rp23.

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    so you all suggest the dhx over the other two?

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    Not me. I have DHX Air on mine more because it's my "playground" bike. I prefer my ASR7's wheels to be launched off of the ground often. If your wheels are glued more to the ground, and pedaling a lot, I'd say you're better off with the shock like the stock one. That one's more suited to trail/AM stuff and the DHX Air is more suited to big hit stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Not me. I have DHX Air on mine more because it's my "playground" bike. I prefer my ASR7's wheels to be launched off of the ground often. If your wheels are glued more to the ground, and pedaling a lot, I'd say you're better off with the shock like the stock one. That one's more suited to trail/AM stuff and the DHX Air is more suited to big hit stuff.
    The stock RP23 for me, and the majority of us, find there to be CRAZY amounts of pedal bob when going up hill with that shock. ESPECIALLY when climbing in the little ring up front! The RP23 SUCKS! But like you said, your 7 is your park bike, so I don't expect you to know that

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    Put on my new kashima DHX air today

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    matty the shock looks AMAZING on the 7. Does the chart at yeti site help to tune the shock or is it that difficult as other say? i was thinking to buy a commencal sx but i don't want to give my 7 away. My pr23 was retuned by fox and with the propedal on 3 it pedals up really well. The major problem is that in an average ride ( sag set to 30%) it doesn't use all of its ttravel (the last1.2cm).it needs 5 foot drops to nearly flat to use all the travel. I can't increase the sag because our trails are to rocky and i have to many pedal strikes. i have to deside untill tuesday because i leave for an enduro biketrip. By the way the difference in price between pr23 and dhx is only 50 euros (60$)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gio80 View Post
    matty the shock looks AMAZING on the 7. Does the chart at yeti site help to tune the shock or is it that difficult as other say? i was thinking to buy a commencal sx but i don't want to give my 7 away. My pr23 was retuned by fox and with the propedal on 3 it pedals up really well. The major problem is that in an average ride ( sag set to 30%) it doesn't use all of its ttravel (the last1.2cm).it needs 5 foot drops to nearly flat to use all the travel. I can't increase the sag because our trails are to rocky and i have to many pedal strikes. i have to deside untill tuesday because i leave for an enduro biketrip. By the way the difference in price between pr23 and dhx is only 50 euros (60$)
    I've never really fuss much with suspension for the 10+ years I've rode mtn bikes. I set it, and forget it. I use the fox suggestions as a general platform. I make sure to have the 30% sag. Then on my first ride I look for travel use throughout the ride (obviously this needs to be done on a trail you know). Rebound is easy to dial in. A couple rides after fine tuning you'll have it the way you want. Then I just check the psi in main and boost every few weeks.

    For example on my dhx air 5.0, I ride with 220 main, 150 boost, 4-5 clicks (from all the way right) for rebound, and bottom out maxed.

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    Finally finished my 7 today! I gotta say, this thing ****in' rips! I haven't had much time to take her anywhere that will showcase her full potential, so I've just been riding a local spot. What I've noticed so far is that this bike climbs EXTREMELY well for a 7 inch single pivot! The only thing better than the way it climbs is the way it descends! I couldn't be happier with this bike, and the patience it took building it was well worth it!

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    Mattyrides I'll see your DHX Air with my RC4

    Can't wait to test it out this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazychowmein View Post
    Mattyrides I'll see your DHX Air with my RC4

    Can't wait to test it out this weekend.
    Nice SHOCK!!! Coil is smoother, but air is lighter. Fox dhx air is best of both worlds IMHO


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    I'd say almost twice as heavy as the RP23!

    My ASR is no featherweight for sure

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    Season ending

    Now I gotta ride my XC bike, figured I better wash it up before I put it away...
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    Damn looks like a lot of us got the deal from Competitive Cyclist

    Nice build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUELS View Post
    Now I gotta ride my XC bike, figured I better wash it up before I put it away...
    Awesome. Thats what i was hoping my team colored 7 would look like one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyrides07 View Post
    Put on my new kashima DHX air today

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    Looks sweet! How does the DHXA work on the 7? On my Nomad it had no mid support, just wallowed. Im ok with the RP23 but it may need a rebuild.

    Thinking of sending it to get PUSHed or looking at the CCDBA (not sure if it would even fit?) or a RC4 coil as I loved it on the Nomad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbane View Post
    Finally finished my 7 today! I gotta say, this thing ****in' rips! I haven't had much time to take her anywhere that will showcase her full potential, so I've just been riding a local spot. What I've noticed so far is that this bike climbs EXTREMELY well for a 7 inch single pivot! The only thing better than the way it climbs is the way it descends! I couldn't be happier with this bike, and the patience it took building it was well worth it!

    Medium 2011 ASR 7
    2012 RP23
    2013 Fox Talas (180mm-140mm)
    X0/X9 10 speed drive
    Outlaw Wheels
    WTB Bronson (front and back)
    Hope Tech M4 (183mm / 203mm)
    Easton Havoc stem
    Easton Monkeylite bar
    Lizard Peaty Grips
    King headset
    Fox D.O.S.S.
    THE saddle
    Shimano SLX pedals
    KMC chain



    Looks sweet, glad you like it! Looks like you can use a wider flatter bar! Loving my Carbon Havoc bar at 750mm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks sweet, glad you like it! Looks like you can use a wider flatter bar! Loving my Carbon Havoc bar at 750mm!
    750mm is child's play. It's all about my 800mm ENVE carbon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swan3609 View Post
    750mm is child's play. It's all about my 800mm ENVE carbon.


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    Ha ha, im tempted being im 6-2 with broad shoulders! Any info on my shock question from above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Ha ha, im tempted being im 6-2 with broad shoulders! Any info on my shock question from above?
    I love my big bars. I am a skinny 6'3. But I hate any sub 30" bars now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Looks sweet! How does the DHXA work on the 7? On my Nomad it had no mid support, just wallowed. Im ok with the RP23 but it may need a rebuild.

    Thinking of sending it to get PUSHed or looking at the CCDBA (not sure if it would even fit?) or a RC4 coil as I loved it on the Nomad!
    The RC4 completely changed the bike.

    Pro's - small bump compliance and big hits feel cush
    Con's - pedaling uphill has taken a slight hit

    These are expected when going to a coil, also I couldn't believe the weight difference between the RP23 and the RC4, the RC4 is at LEAST twice as heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazychowmein View Post
    The RC4 completely changed the bike.

    Pro's - small bump compliance and big hits feel cush
    Con's - pedaling uphill has taken a slight hit

    These are expected when going to a coil, also I couldn't believe the weight difference between the RP23 and the RC4, the RC4 is at LEAST twice as heavy.
    Will probably end up with the RC4! When climbing with one on my Nomad, I ramped up the LSC and it made a HUGE difference, almost felt locked!

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    Play around with the LSC. I've been able to almost eliminate most of my pedal bob without any real noticeable change in the ride quality.

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    Have I mentioned I LOVE my dhx air?!

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    Nothing new.. Just shameless ASR-7 pictures..


    EDIT- There is something new.. I have a new XT shadow+ on the back after I destroyed my 3rd XT dereailer a month ago







    Old Picture from a ride up in B.C.




    And a self portrait with a fresh yeti jersey.

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    Thanks guys I'll mess around with the lsc.

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