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Discussion in 'California & Hawaii' started by Kopiklokoli, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Kopiklokoli

    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    I have an 04' Gemini DH and the rear shock is topping out really badly, i took it to my LBS and asked the guy what i could do about it, he said "nothing" and walked away. I need to get an opinion from someone who knows what they are talking about before i send it in for service. Oh, and its a 6 way swinger if that helps.
    Any help would be great.
    thanks,
    -Ben
     

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  2. Heath Sherratt

    Heath Sherratt Turbo Monkey

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    Come see me at City Bicycle Works in Citrus heights-916-726-2453
     
  3. MVRIDER

    MVRIDER Monkey

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    Judging by your signature, I'm thinking you are in the 650, on the peninsula? Try Evolution Bike Shop in Cupertino, www.evolutionbikeshop.com . There's a lot of years of experience under that roof.
     
  4. SuperJ

    SuperJ Chimp

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    if its topping out it needs to be sent back. and if your sending it back buy a fox :rolleyes:
     
  5. Kopiklokoli

    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    what makes you say it needs to be sent back, could you tell me what is wrong with it.
     
  6. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I can sell you an identical Swinger 6-way with Ti Spring, Steel spring, or no spring

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  7. Jeff 151

    Jeff 151 Monkey

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    When my swinger 4-way was topping out, more air in the SPV chamber solved the problem. My company is the biggest cannondale dealer in the world if a warranty becomes necessary.
     
  8. Kopiklokoli

    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    Thanks a lot man, ill contact you if it becomes a warranty issue.
     
  9. EBS

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    Go to Evolution Bike Shop for your suspension questions.

    evolutionbikeshop.com
     
  10. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    40psi in the air chamber is the recommended starting point for any tuning of the Swinger 4-Way. Try it there.
     
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    I suppose I am his personal mechanic so I thought I should chime in. Its actually really strange, when the air chamber is totally empty it will top out really bad no matter how far you compress it into the travel. As you add air the point where rebound dampening begins becomes closer and closer to the the beginning of travel. Basically when you compress it just a tiny bit it rebounds hard and tops out. If you compress it lots there is rebound dampening no top out. Its like a dead spot at the end of travel that changes size in accordance with air pressure. I am 99% certain the shock is just blown because the problem gets worse as a ride goes on and the shock won't hold air.


    -Ryan
     
  12. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Send it back.