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    upgrade fox RP23 to fox factory DPS EVOL rear shock?

    is it worth upgrading from Fox RP23 to Fox factory DPS EVOL rear shock?

    I read review of factory DPS evol but I am hesitant about upgrade.

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    I would but I hated my rp23 because I blew through the travel too much. I know others who are just fine on it so is there any reason for not liking yours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    I would but I hated my rp23 because I blew through the travel too much. I know others who are just fine on it so is there any reason for not liking yours?


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    when I reduce air in RP23 for plush ride, it nearly bottom out. however I tried to increase air to it then it is too firm. I weight only 140lb + 10 lbs for hydration bag with water.
    I hope the DPS evol would be have more air and easier to adjust

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    Well I am well above the manufacturers model rider so when I had the rp23 I blew through the travel. Maybe you are experiencing the other end of things being lighter than norm.

    I think you will find the new shock pretty incredible compared to the 23.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    when I reduce air in RP23 for plush ride, it nearly bottom out. however I tried to increase air to it then it is too firm. I weight only 140lb + 10 lbs for hydration bag with water.
    I hope the DPS evol would be have more air and easier to adjust
    I am about the same weight as you. I ran a RP23 on a 2007 Yeti 575 (single pivot). The full open position was basically useless as it would wallow badly. I ran it in the second position 99% of the time even though it was a bit firm on smaller bumps. I eventually sent it off to PUSH to have it custom tuned. It did make a notable difference. That might be another option for you.

    I don't have any experience with the DPS Evol to know whether it can be set up for light riders. Perhaps someone can chime in about that.

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    I also had a RP23 in a Specialized Stumpjumper S-Works 2006, and one week ago I bit the bullet and bought a 2016 Fox Float DPS EVOL in a clearance from an online shop:

    FOX RACING SHOX 2016 Rear Shock Float DPS EVOL Performance 190x50mm Black (97604001203)(CZ59) RCZ Bike Shop

    After installing and riding my new DPS, the result is quite good, in the open position it is very plush, absorbs small bumps and does not bottom out, and the closed position is real firm.

    It is possible to tune the Air Spring Curve in DPS but also in RP23 by reducing the air volume in the chamber by using spacers:
    SHOCK- Air Volume Reduction (FLOAT, FLOAT X, and DHX Air) | Bike Help Center | FOX

    This way it is possible to increase the shock force at full compression and reduce the posibility of bottoming it out. You just need the right reducers kit for either DPS or RP23, but read carefully the allowed shock and reducer combination, because some of them can not be used.

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    what is the right Fox EVOL DPS should I buy?

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    I checked your profile and saw that you own a Stumpjumper 2003, for my 2006 I bought a DPS EVOL Performance 190x51mm, but not sure about the 2003.

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    I have Pivot Mach 5.7 carbon now. do I choose shock base on its length?

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    Length and stroke, to avoid hitting the frame at full compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I have Pivot Mach 5.7 carbon now. do I choose shock base on its length?
    You call Fox. They will tell you the correct shock for your bike based on size and tune.

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