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  1. 6thElement

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    I think I bought it from PB, had it a few years. I think it's ~400g.

    Hmm, maybe I should go that route with my stuck rebound adjusters. I haven't been able to separate them...
     
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  2. FarkinRyan

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    You had any luck getting something in there to hold the outer adjuster? LBS doesn't have a set of these guys specifically; https://www.parktool.com/product/1-3mm-external-snap-ring-pliers-rp-3

    If you've got something in there holding it and you still can't free up that inner adjuster then I'd say it's stuck past the stops and a send-away job for sure.
     
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    No word from Fox so far but UPS is delivering a package from "Fox factory in Santa Cruz, CA" today so I shall know the outcome, soon.
     
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    I've just been riding mine. It only chirps at very low speeds now. I'm pretty much just treating it like a seal that needed to be broken in.
     
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    That sucks StiHacka. I was tempted to get that shock, glad I got VanRC+avalanche instead.
     
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    so, constantly?












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    To the no context thread!!
     
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    What color is it?
     
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    Black like my soul. It's certainly farting less frequently.
     
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    Have you tried a different color?
     
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  12. Dirk77

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    Got my shock back from Fox today. That was a really quick turn around. 9 days from shipping it out.

    I wish the springs were cheaper. I think I eventually need to move from the 525 to the 550, cause my fatz and stuff!
     
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    My shock seems to be fixed. No farting on the bike while riding and smooth. Well done, Fox!
     
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    And the brand new one they just sent me is $#@*ed up too.. about half a ride ride is all i got.. the climb switch and all adjustments don't do anything, the damper is not functioning..

    i can't believe two in a row on this! I've emailed fox already, but still wth!?

    205lbs
    525 sls spring
    17/20mm of sag measured a few times.
    2018 intense tracer, supposed to have a progressive frame!?

    I could probably easily go with the 550 spring, but that shouldn't be what's causing issues, can it?
     
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    I've used Fox service for years (rebuilds) and they'd previously always delivered a good experience. However this year I've had two products come back from service with issues and have had to send them back.
     
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    Apparently they blew the QA budget on Luke Strobel's rad videos.
     
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    Ok admittedly I'm not a shock expert, and certainly not with the DH2X ... but what if .... you were to .....



    try it nao?
     
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  18. Dirk77

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    I think they are gonna send me a float x2.
     
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    My DHX2 is the tittays. It chirped like a canary with zikaeboilaids for a while but is mostly silent now and does its thing.
     
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  20. Dirk77

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    I really wanted that coil.. maybe I'll try a Ohlins!
     
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    Fox said that second shock they sent me was defective from manufacturing. They fixed it and sent it out today with a black 550# spring to try. Gotta say, they have been great and fast about the warrantys at least..
     
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    They aren't having Cane Creek make their shocks these days are they?
     
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  23. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    they are about to open an asheville outpost...:tinfoil:
     
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    Honest question. Is the 11-6 worth it to bypass all this bullshit or is it fuckery too?
     
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    What are you trying to bypass exactly? I've got two of these and they both work fine.
     
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    I have a DHX2 and a Float X2. The X2 only had an issue after I sent it in for the recall, the DHX2 has been fine since day 1. I had an 11-6; it was the most "glued to the ground" shock I've ever run, but I wasn't able to setup it up to be as lively as I prefer (they have an upgrade for that now).
     
  27. mrgto

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    From the small samples size of shocks in this thread there seems to be a lot of warranty issues.
     
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    I've had my share of shock issues. Front and rear. Rock shox, CC and Fox (even Marz back in the day). I'm glad Dirt Labs opened up. But now they're like 45min away. Push is like 15min. I'm going with Fox/Push for all my suspension going forward. Done with the fuckery.
     
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    Question:
    Since small shaft RC4s are hard to find these days, how good of a performer is the Marzocchi Moto? I am in the market for a good and durable coilshock (9,5x3"). I didn't want to open a new thread for this.
     
  31. Udi

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    I rode it briefly (installed a Moto C2R on a friend's bike) and it seemed decent to me, however I didn't try it enough to say for sure. They are very light which is cool but not sure if that has impact on durability.

    buckoW on here also tried it and I think his opinion wasn't the most positive so you could get in touch with him for more details. I think the dislikes were to do with the rebound curve and adjustability, which I recall Marz was never the best at, but it might also be fine in your frame for your riding. As you probably know they pop up very cheap on ebay, not an expensive gamble.

    buckoW rates the Ohlins coil shock highly (TTX22m) and also still likes/swaps in his small-shaft RC4, from what I gather these are the two shocks he likes most. One is obviously very expensive.

    It's really not hard to find a 9.5x3" Kash small-shaft RC4 though, I literally have one spare sitting on my desk right now. Check out PB buysell and ebay (plenty of US / UK sellers ship intl). With a little effort/patience you should definitely still be able to find one, and for cost : performance : durability ratio you will not find a better shock.
     
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  33. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    That's the one!
    Air Assist markings on BO adjuster as you say, and also void of "boost valve" logo on the reservoir sticker.
    They'll generally have the cream 5pc hardware too, present on this example.

    I always advise asking the seller for shaft diameter if unsure (12.7mm / 15.875mm), but this one is definitely correct.
     
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    Defective from manufacturing..... aren't they the manufacturer? Seems like a well thought out excuse. I'd like to think they'd test them before boxing them up, or at the very least test replacements for people who have already had a bad one come through. :brow:
     
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    I thought and expected the same thing..

    Also, the black spring the sent me is 550x2.80, the orange sls spring I already have is a 500x2.75. I can not get that black spring to compress enough to even get it on.. I've tried multiple times, and can not get the holding ring to slip under it..
    Not impressed!
     
  36. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Why in the FUCK can't everybody make a standard ID, OD, and length for the goddam springs at a give size/weight? I had a 7.875 x 2.25 spring that fit fine on an old Fox Van-R but was a giant PITA to get on both an X-Fusion and Cane Creek. FOR THE LOVE OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER CAN WE GET SOME STANDARDS?

    Oh, wait. :tinfoil::tinfoil::shakefist::thumbsdown:
     
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    I've used those too long black 550 springs and they are a pain. To get it on and off, I used two Knipex adjustable wrenches to compress the spring and then ask someone else to push on the spring retainer.
     
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    How much preload does this procedure accomplish?
     
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    I had the same problem trying to use the 600 by 2.8 fox spring. I was worried I would preload it too much "squishing" it on, so I never tried that and I ended up using the 600 pound rock shox spring. Its about 1/2" shorter than the fox. (also bigger ID, but have used it for a year without problems) fox600.jpg
     
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    I've had a similar issue with some Ohlins springs. I put a couple of millimeters of the edges of the spring in a bench vice and compressed it until I could slip the retainer ring in.
     
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