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    DHX 5.0 set up for an 05 V10

    I'm having trouble getting my DHX 5.0 dialed in on my 2005 V10. I weigh 175lbs. When I increase the air (no spring preload) it feels harsh and when I reduce the air it feels plush but a bit "spongy" at speed.

    Anyone else around my weight have any luck with setting...suggestions?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boner
    I'm having trouble getting my DHX 5.0 dialed in on my 2005 V10. I weigh 175lbs. When I increase the air (no spring preload) it feels harsh and when I reduce the air it feels plush but a bit "spongy" at speed.

    Anyone else around my weight have any luck with setting...suggestions?

    Thanks for any help!
    V10's, by their design, need 4" of sag set for it to ride nicely.
    It sounds to me that you have no preload on the spring, therefore, you have way too much sag (bike wants to squat when pedaling) and are using the propedal feature to compensate for this. Remember air is very progressive, by setting up this way, no doubt you will have trouble fine tuning your ride


    Mabey try this:
    1) Set the sag first (4" and have 75psi in reservoir to start) with the coil. Set propedal 2 or 3 clicks from full out, and bottom-out resistance dial is fully open, rebound too
    2) Check V10 manual for the amount of air is needed for you weight - add it
    3 ) Go for a test ride
    4) If you find the bike is a little soft while pedaling, turn the pro-pedal dial in a few turns clockwise untill it feels good (you have up to 15 turns)
    5) Bunny hop or drop a curb. If the bike wants to blow though all of it's travel, turn the bottom out adj clockwise (you have three revolutions)
    6)play with your rebound to your riding style / terrain

    V10 owners on this site might be able to "dial" you in better. Have you tried the SC forum?
    Last edited by cort; 11-30-2005 at 11:40 PM.

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