Quantcast

Push an RC or get a Different shock

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DirtyMike, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

    Rep/Likes:
    57 / 681
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    14,020
    Location:
    My own world inside my head
    Planning on sending out my rear shock to Push after the new year for teh RC special......Anyone here running one? And if so How do you like it? My next choice would be a Romic or a fifth element, But seeing how i Have teh RC now Push seems the cheaper way...Anywho Khs FR1500 Vanilla RC Marz Z150 XT Drivetrain Juciy brakes... and so forth......Any input is welcome..:confused:
    ________
    Hyde Park Residence
     
    #1 -   Nov 18, 2005
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    10,159
    Location:
    SB
    I would personally PUSH it, but I have no knowledge of any of the shocks you are talking about. But it's cheap and custom valved, so that would be my choice.
     
  3. downhilldemon

    downhilldemon Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    335
    Location:
    Where do you live? Is this a trick Question?
    push it then tell me if i should push mine or not.
     
  4. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2005
    Messages:
    665
    Location:
    At a computer...duh
    I swapped out my 5th for a PUSH'ed Fox RC on my old bike - holy hell did that make a world of difference. Just do it, you won't regret it. 5th's are nothing but problems. A PUSH'ed Fox will behave extremely well, and not blow up spontaneously like a 5th will. And Romics are....well, Romics.
     
  5. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Rangers Lead the Way
    What is this "push" thingie you all speak of?
    Is this something one should do with a Vanilla RC shock?
     
  6. preppie

    preppie Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    Europe
    PUSH Platform Damping Upgrade:
    Want to join the new shock performance revolution that’s going on, look no further! Valved with the rider, riding style and frame in mind, let our technicians turn your “old school” shock into “new generation shock” crusher. With ease of use and maximum performance in mind, this kit will transform the function of your bike.

    Available for: Fox Vanilla R, RX, RL, RC / RP3, Float R, RL, RC, AVA

    PUSH Vanilla RC Race System, available only for the Vanilla RC, Race Systems take the “Works” approach and put it into the privateer’s hands. With Multi-Stage Valving and high grade materials, this kit brings World Cup performance to your local trail. As with all PUSH services, Race Systems services are valved with the rider, riding style and frame in mind, by our technicians.

    more info here :

    http://www.pushindustries.com/index.php

    and more (TFT Europe)

    http://www.tftunedshox.com/push/pushfox.htm#platform


    I'm getting my old RC pushed in February. (so no real life info here)
     
  7. Bulldog

    Bulldog Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Push it. It's worth every penny. Several of us here have been on them for a couple years now with great results. I love mine.
     
  8. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 1
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,796
    Location:
    Claremont, CA
    I'm sure you could find a few reviews by doing a search.

    I had an RC done a while back and it performed well. I wouldn't call it a world of difference, but it was worth the money for the extra control, performance and reliability. I don't think you'd be disappointed.
     
  9. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    Does it really make that big of a difference? I've been toying with the idea of Pushing mine, but don't know if I woudl really notice
     
  10. Renegade

    Renegade Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2001
    Messages:
    335
    To get the most out of pushing your shock; when you fill out the form the provide, you are asked such things as what kind of bike, how much you weigh, your riding style, etc. Be very specific, and HONEST. Don't tell them you huck 20 feet to flat if what you are really doing is jumping 4 feet to a transition. Your shock will be valved to your specifications, make your specifications as truthfull as possible, and you will get the best results possible.
    I had my rc pushed early in the year for an RFX with custom rockers. What I didn't know when I made the rockers is that I created a greater rising rate supension than the stock rockers offered. The results where I didn't get a shock that worked for my bike. Recently I got together with push industries, we figured out my problem, and they reworked my shock. The result is I have a fricken great shock now, absolutely fabulous.
    So what I'm saying is; the results you get out of pushing your shock is directly proportional to the accuracy of the data you give them.

     
  11. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Messages:
    7,596
    Location:
    Shut up and ride...
    Well the next silly question is, is a damn vanilla r even worth the time?

    I have had nothing but trouble out of this shock, and then the perfomance was real bad...
     
  12. CHOP

    CHOP Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Messages:
    609
    Location:
    Rivermont, Va
    Ralph I would probably look around for a cheap RC and then send the RC off to PUSH. A RC will fit your Ironhorse frame. My bro has the same frame.
     
  13. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

    Rep/Likes:
    158 / 1,491
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    21,683
    Location:
    In my pants
    Nah. Even with push valving you've still got a shock that has too small of an oil volume for a lot of DH riding, and it will still heat up and fade. I'd either find a vanilla rc to send or just get one of the avalanche shocks you're thinking about. I do have an extra rc that's 9.5 x 3.0 if that's the size you need.
     
  14. S.K.C.

    S.K.C. Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 10
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    4,105
    Location:
    Pa. / North Jersey
  15. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

    Rep/Likes:
    57 / 681
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    14,020
    Location:
    My own world inside my head
    Very Cool thanks guys..... Liek i said Itll be after the New year when i do thi And Ill repost then With an Update....Seems Push is the way to go
    ________
    2REALHOOTSEX CAM
     
    #15 -   Nov 18, 2005
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  16. Spokompton

    Spokompton Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    321
    Location:
    Spokane WA
    If at all possible, get a DHX.

    The ability to tune bottom out control is priceless. The RC is lacking in that regard.

    Ebay has them popping up once in a while.
     
  17. beamer

    beamer Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    Springville, Utah
    I have a Pushed RC that is set to my weight, bike, and riding style. It soaks up bumps great and takes a 5-6' drop (don't dare to go bigger yet) to flat flawlessly. It's butter baby:thumb: .
     
  18. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    If you value your bike, I wouldn't go any bigger!
     
  19. Renegade

    Renegade Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2001
    Messages:
    335
    Sorry, but push industries CAN build bottom out protection into your shock.
     
  20. vitox

    vitox Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 1
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2001
    Messages:
    2,939
    Location:
    Santiago du Chili

    well thats been going on for years. its just a matter of repositioning the air/oil separator when you rebuild the shock.
    you can do that with any shock, the question is just how much bottom out protection you can safely put into a relatively small shock, i guess with push's improved seals they can do a lot in that regard.
     
  21. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    74 / 373
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,977
    Location:
    In Holland sticking my finger in a dike...
    Sorry for the Hijack but anyone know about pushing a DHX?
    Is it worth it or even available?
    I want to have mine serviced so I thought Id might as well have it tuned while its wintertime anyways...
     
  22. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 50
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,966
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Pushing a shock would be a nice little weight savings. You get something that works really well and you could put a Ti spring on it. You could do the same with a Romic shock (they go for pretty cheap here these days) but would still be heavier.
     
  23. Renegade

    Renegade Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2001
    Messages:
    335
    Push will be "soon" releasing a serious upgrade for the dhx coil. When I visited push a few weeks ago to get my shock re-dialed, I had the pleasure of taking Darren's own Turner six pack out for a parking lot spin. His bike has the pushed dhx coil on it as well as a pushed Rock shox pike fork.
    Is it worth it? The shock felt amazing. Prices haven't been anounced yet.
     
  24. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Messages:
    2,129
    Location:
    SL, UT
    is that the correct size for my DHR?
     
  25. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    74 / 373
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,977
    Location:
    In Holland sticking my finger in a dike...
    Kay thanks, I think Ill send Tim Flooks an Email about it since they do the PUSH thingy here.

    Cheers
     
  26. sampo

    sampo Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    19
    My brother just had his vanilla RC pushed (race system) by TFTuned shox and is loving it at the moment. Seems to pedal really well and the damping is so much better than stock. You are basically getting a new, works level shock when you do this so I think its a no brainer.