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Video: What's Going on Inside Your Shock Reservoir

May 17, 2020
by FOX Factory  

In Episode 15 of Season 2, DIALED checks in with Jordi as he shows what's inside a shock reservoir, and explains the purpose of an IFP (internal floating piston).

bigquotesGenerally, you want to run the lowest IFP pressure you can, because it keeps the shock moving free and supple. It's not something you want to change, it's something that is figured out in the lab and through testing. So, if we recommend 100psi, stick with 100psi. -Jordi

Did you learn something new about your rear shock? What would you like to see DIALED cover next? Comment below!

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  • 4 0
 Does that IFP air pressure fluctuate with temp changes and need to be checked by the user ever? OR is there such low volume of air that it isn't effected?
  • 1 0
 Great question actually! I live in the high desert where winter lows can be 20F ~(-6C), and summer highs can easily be 110F ~44C.
I hope they answer this!
  • 1 0
 Remember when shocks were black magic & could not get any info on them, good to see that has changed !!!!!!!!
Will need to have a look inside my DHX air shock too see what has changed now!
Jordi why do you not use high speed damping on your own shock?
Is it just because you do not need to adjust your shock much as you have it how you want it?
  • 3 0
 Why am I watching a screen on a screen?.
  • 1 0
 Great vid!...., easy to follow explanation of shock function. Cheers
  • 1 0
 More of these please.

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