Cane creek double barrel air keeps bottoming out?

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Posted: Nov 10, 2019 at 17:43 Quote
I have a 2014 Specialized status 2 that came with a cane creek double barrel air. It bottoms out and any adjustments i have tried have been futile. Any suggestions on how to stop this from happening?

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 at 18:53 Quote
Add some volume spacers to the air chamber and it will ramp up at the end of the travel.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 at 19:03 Quote
I assume you've tried adding plenty more air to the positive spring.

It's possible the compression damper is blown. If so, this will require giving it to a qualified service center.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 at 13:20 Quote
I have the sag set at the appropriate percent according to cane creek. I have not added volume spacers yet. Would a blown compression damper leak fluid?

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 at 13:38 Quote
silvernblack wrote:
I have the sag set at the appropriate percent according to cane creek. I have not added volume spacers yet. Would a blown compression damper leak fluid?

Likely, yes.

Things that will improve bottom-out resistance:

1. Increase (slow) the high-speed compression damping.
2. Add volume reducers.
3. Add positive spring pressure (less sag).
4. Maybe reduce (speed up) the rebound damping.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 at 15:01 Quote
No leaks that are visible. I did increase the high speed compression. I have the sag set at top of cane creek specs. I will try using less sag. How many volume reducers are you supposed to use? I am 140 lbs.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 at 16:02 Quote
silvernblack wrote:
1. No leaks that are visible.
2. I did increase the high speed compression.
3. I have the sag set at top of cane creek specs. I will try using less sag.
4. How many volume reducers are you supposed to use? I am 140 lbs.

1. Good!
2. Maybe increase it more. If it doesn't feel overly harsh, then you can keep going.
3. Specs are just guidelines; it's fine to have less sag. Work on the damping and/or reducers first, though.
4. As many or as few as necessary! Confirm the maximum number allowed and keep adding until you get the bottom-out resistance you want.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 at 17:15 Quote
Thanks for the advice. LBS is ordering reducers.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 at 4:18 Quote
silvernblack wrote:
Thanks for the advice. LBS is ordering reducers.

Perfect. Let us know how it goes.

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