Newer Fox X2 retaining ring concern-
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  1. #1
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    Newer Fox X2 retaining ring concern

    Not sure how long this style has been in effect, but I have a new 2020 Fox X2. This shock has a metal C-style retaining ring that holds the air can on the shock body in combination with a slot on the can itself.

    Needed to add some volume spacers and removing the ring the first time was fiddly. Ended up using a couple picks to get it started.

    When reassembling, I noted the ring could now just be slotted into the retaining groove very easily by hand; i.e., it's nowhere near as tight and fitted as it was originally.

    Cause for concern regarding blowing the air can off?

    I did partially air it back up (to ~150 psi) and the can held.

    Probably nothing, but thought I'd ask. Thanks for input.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2009
    Nope it will be fine. The aircan slides back slightly and traps the ring fully in the groove.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2013
    ^^^ yeah, the can traps the ring... remove it, I push the can away from the ring and spread the gap with my thumb nails just enough to get it off. Easy peasy.
    Do the math.

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    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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