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Im running the clickers past what the manual calls sport, a few clicks more comp and reb damping. The bike still bottoms too easy off dropoffs in the trail, g-outs and some jumps. I didnt have this prob on any of my previous bikes listed in my signature. Forks are 47, shock is 54-260. Im 170 w/o gear riding HS, rocky single track and some MX is a must. When i dial in any more comp damping its just too stiff. The initial travel is very good and i dont wana lose that. Im running with top 5 B sen guys and about a min or so behind top 10 A open guys on a 30 min loop. Any ideas what i can do to resolve this bottoming prob without adding more comp damp ? If i go up one stiffer on the forks and shock spring would that help ? (49 & 5.7)

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Im running the clickers past what the manual calls sport, a few clicks more comp and reb damping. The bike still bottoms too easy off dropoffs in the trail, g-outs and some jumps. I didnt have this prob on any of my previous bikes listed in my signature. Forks are 47, shock is 54-260. Im 170 w/o gear riding HS, rocky single track and some MX is a must. When i dial in any more comp damping its just too stiff. The initial travel is very good and i dont wana lose that. Im running with top 5 B sen guys and about a min or so behind top 10 A open guys on a 30 min loop. Any ideas what i can do to resolve this bottoming prob without adding more comp damp ? If i go up one stiffer on the forks and shock spring would that help ? (49 & 5.7)

Add 10cc oil to each fork leg.

If the shock bottoms, increase the high speed nut 1/4 turn.

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I tried the high speed nut out at 1 3/4 ...and 2 turns out. Last time i had revalve, FC ruined 2 sets of KYB's on me and cost me a fortune , i really like the action of these forks, it's just that once in a while I will bottom them hard , and bottom the rear too. Maybe i'll try oil height . I wish I could make them stiffer just in the last 3-4 inches of travel without affecting the whole initial part of the travel

Edited by avocasingletrack

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You need to go in on the high speed nut, not out. Try 1.25 out from closed.

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You need to go in on the high speed nut, not out. Try 1.25 out from closed.

i'll try it. I ran it at 1 and 1/2 initially and had the bottoming probs . Isn't bottoming a low speed compression problem though ? It also bottoms with 115/40mm sag 105/35mm sag and 100mm sag , tried it all and no difference in bottoming

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i'll try it. I ran it at 1 and 1/2 initially and had the bottoming probs . Isn't bottoming a low speed compression problem though ? It also bottoms with 115/40mm sag 105/35mm sag and 100mm sag , tried it all and no difference in bottoming

Okay. Bottoming is typically a high speed event, not low speed. Landing a jump is high shaft speed. If you were still bottoming at 1/2 a turn out, you will need a revalve to cure the problem.

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Okay, I hear you. If you were still bottoming at 1/2 a turn out, you will need a revalve to cure the problem.

Of course, he's claiming he's a tick off a A riders pace. Stock suspension just wont do it.....Adding oil or clicks, or pre-load spacers are only band-aids in his case......

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I didnt try 1/2 turn out, i had it 1&1/2 turns out. I thought hitting square edge stuff was hi speed and jumps were slow speed. Thing is, the forks bottom too. Tnx for the suggestions guys

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