Removal of 2018 Push-to-Unlock remote, and solution.- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    18

    Removal of 2018 Push-to-Unlock remote, and solution.

    Bike: 2018 Trek Fuel 9.8SL with Push-to-Unlock Remote for both fork and shock. Replaced fork with Fox Factory 34 (no lockout capability).

    Goal: Want to remove lockout lever altogether, leaving the shock permanently open.

    Problem: Removing lockout lever from shock leaves the shock in default locked position.

    I'm going to upload some pictures later. My first try is to insert a ferrule into the cable stop just above the pulley, and insert a short length of cable through it and around the pulley until the cable head seats into the ferrule. Then I'll feed the cable around the pulley, rotate it to open the shock, tighten the set screw onto the cable, and cut off excess cable.

    Anyone done this already? Have better ideas? Work in a barrel adjuster somehow?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    33
    Rant: Push to unlock was the dumbest idea that somehow went in production. Any lockout system that FAILS CLOSE on a mountain bike is ridiculous.

    Solution:
    a) Permanent/costly: Send the shock to fox and let them change the internals so it is back to "push-to-lock"

    b) Bodge/free: Pinch a gear cable at the shock remote pulley. Using large pliers, pull the cable 1.5cm or until you feel the pulley stop at the full open position. Use a cable stop pinch bolt to secure the cable in this open position.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    18
    Removal of 2018 Push-to-Unlock remote, and solution.-capture.jpg

    I think my solution worked pretty well.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    82
    I tried the same but couldn't get by the look. Plus, I swear it rode different.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    105
    I did this too but installed a small pianowire instead which i bent so it fits.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    143
    This is brilliant. I will be attempting this tonight I think.

    Anyone have pics of this working on the fork?

    EDIT::::

    I to agree that this design by Fox might possibly be one of the worst ideas every. Makes me want to rip the ears off Mickey Mouse in front of all their children.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    143
    Did this this weekend. Works like a champ but still had me frustrated with the need to have to do this.

  8. #8
    Ruckus99ss
    Reputation: Ruckus99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    284
    Quote Originally Posted by soban View Post
    Rant: Push to unlock was the dumbest idea that somehow went in production. Any lockout system that FAILS CLOSE on a mountain bike is ridiculous.

    Solution:
    a) Permanent/costly: Send the shock to fox and let them change the internals so it is back to "push-to-lock"

    b) Bodge/free: Pinch a gear cable at the shock remote pulley. Using large pliers, pull the cable 1.5cm or until you feel the pulley stop at the full open position. Use a cable stop pinch bolt to secure the cable in this open position.
    Cost me $65 on my top fuel to move mine to a manual switch on my re:aktiv shock
    Project One Trek Madone 9
    Trek Top Fuel 9.8
    Pivot Les

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    328
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus99ss View Post
    Cost me $65 on my top fuel to move mine to a manual switch on my re:aktiv shock
    Please do tell. I really want to do this Manual. I just get so annoyed at the push to unlock Switch already. Thanks.

  10. #10
    Ruckus99ss
    Reputation: Ruckus99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    284
    Quote Originally Posted by paxfobiscum View Post
    Please do tell. I really want to do this Manual. I just get so annoyed at the push to unlock Switch already. Thanks.
    Fox org told me like 100-150 but it came out to 65 and change. I did it online and they sent me an rma to send it in. It took 8 days with shipping

    Removal of 2018 Push-to-Unlock remote, and solution.-6957d4c0-a5c3-4e80-9fcc-739504a746dc.jpg
    Project One Trek Madone 9
    Trek Top Fuel 9.8
    Pivot Les

  11. #11
    Ruckus99ss
    Reputation: Ruckus99ss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    284
    Removal of 2018 Push-to-Unlock remote, and solution.-158d2f36-0673-45ec-b29c-267311257054.jpg
    Project One Trek Madone 9
    Trek Top Fuel 9.8
    Pivot Les

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    328
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus99ss View Post
    Fox org told me like 100-150 but it came out to 65 and change. I did it online and they sent me an rma to send it in. It took 8 days with shipping

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6957D4C0-A5C3-4E80-9FCC-739504A746DC.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	159.9 KB 
ID:	1242849
    NICE!

    So when you state "did it online", do you mean, you went to the Fox Website and filled in a request to Change the control in a link in the website? I will see if I can do it tonight.

Similar Threads

  1. 2018 Pike OR 2018 Push Fox 34 Factory?
    By almazing in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-25-2018, 12:35 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-12-2015, 08:12 AM
  3. Push/Push vs Push/Pull
    By phlegm in forum Specialized
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-20-2012, 08:36 PM
  4. Broken rebound on DUC32 will not unlock
    By jharness in forum Maverick
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2011, 12:15 PM
  5. SID XX WC XLoc doesn't unlock
    By sergio_pt in forum SRAM
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 04:00 PM

Members who have read this thread: 31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.