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    Rock Shox tuning?

    I have a couple year old SID on one of my Czar that I want up-fitted/custom tuned, but PUSH and Avy don't work on the RS/shorter forks... Ideas?


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    About 5 years ago I had an older Rockshox fork done by Hippie Tech Suspension out of Colorado

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    Garageworks Suspensions in Oceanside, CA?
    their regular site is outdated and with old info from when they were located here in Irvine.

    Facebook page... has updated info with their new location.
    though not much activity

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    It's probably best to get a Fox Float and send it to Push, I'm sure they could tune it similar. If I was sending my Float 32 to Push I'd ask for firm low-speed with soft transition to high speed, the firm low-speed support on the custom stuff is just amazing. I'd be confident with Push because I know they know their way around fox and how to gut it and use their own stuff, vs. someone that may rearrange a shim or two on a SID Charger and not get an end-result anywhere near as good.

    Best option IMO for custom tuned on both ends in the short-travel realm.

    Reading the Hippietech reviews is entertaining and if anyone hasn't, I highly suggest you do it. I think I even used him for some stuff back when I worked in a shop (for a customer). It was sketch-city.

    IMO, for custom tuning, you either need one hell of a reputation, a very specific and detailed walk-through of what is replaced and what's it's replaced with, or both. It's usually a lot of money and I wouldn't want to dump it on a marginal improvement, and it's hard to know just what they did unless they are up front.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I don't wanna Fox, I have a structurally perfect SID WC for my race bike. It is notably stiffer than a new 100 SC. But lighter than others at 120mm , plus I own it. I have ridden the RS-1 and Fox 32 SC and their action is way better but I don't wanna new front wheel, or the limited travel and flex. Anddd, PUSH don't do RS anymore.. so will be sending it to Suspension Experts in Asheville.

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