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    36..shhhh sound?

    I am sure this has already been covered on here, but my 2019 36 float grip performance makes a "ssshhhh" upon rebound. I have had a lot of forks over the years, but dont recall them being this loud. Not a big deal, kind of annoying only, and works as it should. Just curious if this a common trait to these forks.
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    I have one and it does the same thing, just oil returning

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    Yep the FitGrip damper is a loud unit. My other bike with Grip2 noticeably quieter with somewhat similar amounts of compression/rebound wound on.

    Still a great fork, the difference between it and the much more expensive Grip2 stuff is not as large as I thought. Now that my Fitgrip fork has a coil conversion I actually prefer it.

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    Not unusual, often happens when the adjuster is set close to one end of the range ( usually closed/slow)

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    excellent. thanks everyone. actually the settings were set to one side of the range for a bit while experimenting. Moving away from one side of the range does seem to quiet it down.

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    That's the sound of oil through the shims. It's a good thing but some oils make it a lot louder and some a lot quieter.

    We have our Hot Oil Green which mutes the noise and use it for the majority of service as new noises tend to scare some customers.
    We have Hot Oil Pink which seems to amplify the noise. I love the sound but some don't.
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    ...Charlie don't surf!

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    The baby's sleeping, shhhh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideawakejake View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    I love the sound but some don't.
    I feel the same way about the loud ratchet sound on high-end rear wheels.






    It sounds like Victory.
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