Anyone have any experience with running an 'unridable ' CC inline on a reign?
Yeah. I tried it.
I was warned by various suspension tuners who sell CC shocks the Inline really wouldn't be suitable for it, due to the higher leverage ratio, and suspension curve. They said if I was a 130lb whippet, it would be fine, but I'm 6'1" and 180lbs.
I decided I knew best, ignored them and bought one anyway. At first I struggled with the setup, the usable range of adjustments were pretty limited, and it would bottom out way too easily. That shock blew up after about 3 weeks of use. Literally oil coming out of every orifice…
Anyway, they replaced it, and I started again. Same problems, it's usable range of adjustments were so limited, and the same bottom out issue. I started adding the bands to the air chamber, until I ran out of bands, and it still kept bottoming out. I started running 20% sag and less to try and combat it, but it never really worked properly. This one ended up knocking about 30% into its travel. It went back, I got a refund.
I borrowed a Float X which was a nice shock on it, whilst I waited for a VIvid Air to show up, which was also really good. I stupidly sold that because I had a friend who was offloading an 11-6, but then backed out on me. I replaced it with an X2, which to be fair, has been amazing - probably the best shock I have ever ridden.
The normal CCDB Air doesn't fit the Reign for the record.
Blur 4X - Sunday Factory.