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    Rear suspension help

    I have a fox rear shock with a open a nd lockout switch. How do i tell if it is open or locked out? I.e. Switched to left or right as sitting on bike? Also do i want itnopen for dh and lockd for uh? Thanks

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    if it's locked out, the shock won't compress.
    Consequences dictate our course of action and it doesn't matter what's right. It's only wrong if you get caught.

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    And the only time you might want it locked out is if your climbing. And that totally depends on how the suspension performs on the climbs, i.e. under heavy pedaling forces, and how tend to climb, whether you spin up the hill or tend to mash the pedals. If the rear starts bouncing up and down as you climb up a steep hill then you'll need to lock it out. If not leave it open and let the suspension do it's job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V2daFNJ
    I have a fox rear shock with a open a nd lockout switch. How do i tell if it is open or locked out? I.e. Switched to left or right as sitting on bike? Also do i want itnopen for dh and lockd for uh? Thanks

    "Google" is Your Friend.

    Is it an RP2 http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec.../float_rp2.htm

    Or is it an RP23 http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec...float_rp23.htm

    They both lock/unlock the same, the RP 23 just has adjustable "Pro pedal" valving.

    There's also an RPL, but that has a 3 position lockout lever. http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec.../float_rpl.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by V2daFNJ
    I have a fox rear shock with a open a nd lockout switch. How do i tell if it is open or locked out? I.e. Switched to left or right as sitting on bike? Also do i want itnopen for dh and lockd for uh? Thanks
    No one seems to have answered your question.

    Propedal [locked] is to the left
    Open [fully operational] is to the right
    when looking at the lever

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    ....because you can't just say "left" or "right" on the switch. it depends on how the shock is mounted.

    and as for when you use open and locked out is a matter of terrain and preference.

    my first reply answered his first question....how does he tell when it's locked out...when the shock won't compress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgre_6163
    No one seems to have answered your question.

    Propedal [locked] is to the left
    Open [fully operational] is to the right
    when looking at the lever

    WTF! Did you even try to open any of the links from Fox's website that I provided in the post just before your's?

    Can't get much clearer than the manufacturer's site W/pictures can you?

    Quote Originally Posted by istandalone
    ....because you can't just say "left" or "right" on the switch. it depends on how the shock is mounted.

    and as for when you use open and locked out is a matter of terrain and preference.

    my first reply answered his first question....how does he tell when it's locked out...when the shock won't compress.

    Exactly why I posted links W/pictures.

    Once more, here are some links W/pictures!

    http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec.../float_rp2.htm

    http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec...float_rp23.htm

    http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tec.../float_rpl.htm

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