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    tuning dhx air on a five spot

    anybody got advise on setting up a fox dhx air on a 5 spot? i just switched from a superlight w/ a swinger 3 way. it had an incredible pedal platform and sucked up the bumps as well as a single pivot could i suppose.

    now i have the 5 spot w/ said dhx air. sssweet. but the thing tends to bob under somewhat hard pedaling w/ propedal maxed out and approaching 175 psi in the boost valve. i'm at 170 lbs myself. i need to play with the setup some more but am wondering if anyone has something to say. while i'm looking for a solid platform, i'd like to plush it out as much as posible...but all these f'in knobs and stuff are, uhm, a bit much.

    please advise.

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    1) search this forum. there are lot's of prior posts concerning this topic.
    2) after you read all these other posts, you'll still end up 'playing around' with it a lot to find what settings you like. no one setting works for 'most' riders, everybody's got different opinions. all that adjustment is good, and bad....
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    I just picked up a DHX-A myself, to use with 5" rockers- basically the same as a 'spot. I'm 175 in my winter beer-drinking form.

    I did some searching myself and really did not come up with much after 10 minutes- amazing that most people don't include spring weights/pressure and shock settings in their set-up posts. I did find this thread which seeme to indicate (per DT) the following set-up will be good for both of us:

    Weight in gear: 175
    Main Chamber pressure:170
    Boost Valve Pressure/Compression: 75
    BO (# of turns from full open): Wide open
    Rebound (clicks from full slow): full FAST (note "full slow" was a typo per DT)
    PP (clicks from full open): wide open in rocks, full closed on pavement.




    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyjumpingfire
    anybody got advise on setting up a fox dhx air on a 5 spot?now i have the 5 spot w/ said dhx air. sssweet. but the thing tends to bob under somewhat hard pedaling w/ propedal maxed out and approaching 175 psi in the boost valve. i'm at 170 lbs myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    I just picked up a DHX-A myself, to use with 5" rockers- basically the same as a 'spot. I'm 175 in my winter beer-drinking form.

    I did some searching myself and really did not come up with much after 10 minutes- amazing that most people don't include spring weights/pressure and shock settings in their set-up posts. I did find this thread which seeme to indicate (per DT) the following set-up will be good for both of us:

    Weight in gear: 175
    Main Chamber pressure:170
    Boost Valve Pressure/Compression: 75
    BO (# of turns from full open): Wide open
    Rebound (clicks from full slow): full FAST (note "full slow" was a typo per DT)
    PP (clicks from full open): wide open in rocks, full closed on pavement.

    I'm 175 in gear, right now I'm using a DHX air on loan from Darren at Push.

    He set it up for me and what he did was:

    150 in the main chamber, 100 in the boost. PP in the middle, adj to my liking/terrain and he put the bottom out in the middle and showed me how to adjust it if I needed to.

    I haven't touched the setup, other than adding a couple clicks to the PP for climbing and backing off for descending. I'm getting full travel and it climbs very well.

    Hope that helps.
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