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Posted: Oct 16, 2019 at 12:14 Quote
I have a new ripmo with the fox 36 grip 2 and it is harsh as f*ck. I can’t get it to ride well. Seems to only work when going really slow or really fast. Everything in between is horribly harsh. I’m 190lbs and running at 80psi with the recommended settings in hi/lo compression and rebound. Any advice?

Posted: Oct 20, 2019 at 0:33 Quote
hartmd25 wrote:
I have a new ripmo with the fox 36 grip 2 and it is harsh as f*ck. I can’t get it to ride well. Seems to only work when going really slow or really fast. Everything in between is horribly harsh. I’m 190lbs and running at 80psi with the recommended settings in hi/lo compression and rebound. Any advice?

Try this for set up

https://shocksetup.yeticycles.com/#/bikes/20SB150

Posted: Oct 25, 2019 at 21:09 Quote
hartmd25 wrote:
I have a new ripmo with the fox 36 grip 2 and it is harsh as f*ck. I can’t get it to ride well. Seems to only work when going really slow or really fast. Everything in between is horribly harsh. I’m 190lbs and running at 80psi with the recommended settings in hi/lo compression and rebound. Any advice?

I just took my new Ripmo with the grip2 out for the first ride and that fork is like a magic carpet ride. So smooth, so much small bump sensitivity. Crazy good fork.

Look up some YouTube videos on the tuning, start at wide open high and low speed compression and then make adjustments to fit, couple clicks at a time. Fork should not be harsh, if it is still harsh with the compression full open you might need to just call fox.

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 at 12:27 Quote
I would start with removing the volume reducers. This made a huge difference for me and took about 10 min.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 21:52 Quote
hartmd25 wrote:
I have a new ripmo with the fox 36 grip 2 and it is harsh as f*ck. I can’t get it to ride well. Seems to only work when going really slow or really fast. Everything in between is horribly harsh. I’m 190lbs and running at 80psi with the recommended settings in hi/lo compression and rebound. Any advice?

Check out my setup video on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vsOHmmmpo

I get daily feedback on how this helped their Fox 36 feel insanely better. Fox's out-of-the-box settings don't seem to work very well for most riders (myself included).


-Mike

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 at 1:37 Quote
I found the base recommended pressure to be way off for the 36. I ended up running nearly 20 psi below recommended pressure for bike park riding with two tokens. Pivot bikes have a setup guide for fox suspension which has a very different recommended pressure for your weight.

https://www.pivotcycles.com/en/file/download/3598

Posted: Apr 24, 2020 at 0:38 Quote
I'm on a YT, utterly average rider.

Oftentimes when my fork starts feeling shitty I need to get the air out of the lowers (between the damper/airspring and the lowers). You can burp the seals or unthread the bottom retaining bolts and pull the lowers up a bit (with the bike upside down, OFC). I like the second option, because you get to re-lube your foam rings as well.

That said, here's what's working for me these days (I'm about 190-195 geared up):

20% sag* (remember- compression damping full open when setting sag).
1 token at 160, 0 token at 170
6 +/- a click LSC
13-15 HSC, generally more open than they recommend.
HSR fully closed or 1 from open**
LSR 2-4 from fully open

Best of luck.

*Shock pumps can vary in PSI readings from pump to pump, so I set sag and then remember how much PSI THAT pump said I had- that said, lower than what they recommend on the stanchion.
**Vorsprung has a great explanation on how HSR/LSR play together and why he just closes off High speed and uses low speed as much as possible. Feels great for me. https://vorsprungsuspension.com/blogs/news/the-tuesday-tune-ep-21-high-and-low-speed-rebound-adjustment

Posted: Apr 24, 2020 at 5:25 Quote
bswindie wrote:
I found the base recommended pressure to be way off for the 36. I ended up running nearly 20 psi below recommended pressure for bike park riding with two tokens. Pivot bikes have a setup guide for fox suspension which has a very different recommended pressure for your weight.

https://www.pivotcycles.com/en/file/download/3598

Thanks for this. Gave me some viable options for my fork. Really helped. I have never come close to bottooming at factory specs. Still not bottoming with less pressure, though not quite as supportive. May end up somewhere in between. Good to know what's possible.

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