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Local RockShox Damper Tuning

Nov. 1, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
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I was thinking that a shim re-tune on my RC might be cheaper and just as good as a charger 2 upgrade for what I'm looking for. I'm not confident in doing a damper teardown. Is there a local shop or tuner that could do it?

http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspension/rockshox-pike-charger-2-upgrade-worth-1085362.html

Nov. 1, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
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I just bought a Debonair cartridge for the Pike, retails for $42 if you're looking for cheap...

Nov. 1, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
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Fluid Function in Squamish can sort you out.

Nov. 1, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
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I have one already.  I liked it better that the luftkappe as I don't run volume spacers.

Posted by: Hepcat

I just bought a Debonair cartridge for the Pike, retails for $42 if you're looking for cheap...

Nov. 1, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
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Posted by: thaaad

Fluid Function in Squamish can sort you out.

I am hoping for local so I can drop off and pick up. If not I will shoot them a email

Nov. 2, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
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what arent you liking about your RC?   what do you feel is missing?

Nov. 3, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
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Posted by: coolatt

Posted by: thaaad

Fluid Function in Squamish can sort you out.

I am hoping for local so I can drop off and pick up. If not I will shoot them a email

Dunbar does service on Rock Shox products as far as I know.

Nov. 5, 2018, 12:29 a.m.
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Www.blueliquidlabs.com I hadn't heard of him until recently, appears to be very well regarded and seems to be the current underground choice

Nov. 5, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
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good lord, that's an Aladdin's cave of custom goodies!

Nov. 5, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
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Edit - You know what, nevermind.


 Last edited by: thaaad on Nov. 5, 2018, 6:21 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Reason: I was being a bit of a prick.
Nov. 6, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
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Posted by: coolatt

I have one already.  I liked it better that the luftkappe as I don't run volume spacers.

Posted by: Hepcat

I just bought a Debonair cartridge for the Pike, retails for $42 if you're looking for cheap...

Can you expand that a bit (Luftkappe vs Debonair upgrade)? I have the Luftkappe in my 2017 150mm Pike and love it... but I want to put in a 160mm air shaft which would be the new Debonair.. was debating whether to swap my Luftkappe over or try the Debonair.

I run one bottomless token with the Luftkappe (used to run 2 stock), 108psi, rebound 4 from closed, LSC 9 from closed.

Nov. 6, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
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I, as well, also would be interested in this too.

Nov. 7, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

I just bought a Debonair cartridge for the Pike, retails for $42 if you're looking for cheap...

Whereabouts did you find it for $42? Or was that USD... looking online the airshaft or the entire Debonair assembly seems to be $52-54CAD at all the places I look. Would rather buy it in town and avoid shipping if I can.

Nov. 7, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
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Posted by: grambo

Posted by: coolatt

I have one already.  I liked it better that the luftkappe as I don't run volume spacers.

Posted by: Hepcat

I just bought a Debonair cartridge for the Pike, retails for $42 if you're looking for cheap...

Can you expand that a bit (Luftkappe vs Debonair upgrade)? I have the Luftkappe in my 2017 150mm Pike and love it... but I want to put in a 160mm air shaft which would be the new Debonair.. was debating whether to swap my Luftkappe over or try the Debonair.

I run one bottomless token with the Luftkappe (used to run 2 stock), 108psi, rebound 4 from closed, LSC 9 from closed.

At the time, as stock I was not running any volume spacers. Installing the luftkappe reduces the volume of the positive spring equal to a spacer and adds it to the negative side. So by reducing the positive volume, increasing the negative volume and running less pressure as recommended, I felt the fork was too soft in the beginning and to stiff at in the end. 

The debonair spring adds negative volume via a hollow shaft and does not reduce the positive volume. I just prefer the debonair piston, higher pressure and no spacers.

Nov. 7, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
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Cheers for the first hand info. I'll install one this weekend.

Grambo, yeah USD, sorry forgot to add that it was foreign currency.

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