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June 24, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
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Joined: June 19, 2017
Re: Best fox service guy/shop in the village

Posted by: thaaad

Judging by that thread...

Yes that is too much grease.

Don't put Float fluid anywhere in any new forks, Fox stopped using that and swapped to 20wt gold in most forks in around 2014 when they swapped their dust wiper design. Some of the 2014/15 forks use float fluid in their air chambers . By 2016 all forks are now using gold.

There is no grease used on any stanchions from Fox ever. That's what the bath oil is for.

"Damper overfill" is from ingestion from regular use, it's not an issue from the factory, those guys need to service their forks more.

There should be NO air pressure in the lowers so if that guy is getting air release from the dust wiper when he jams a zip tie down there then he's got an air leak. (Don't jam shit down your dust wipers)

Don't lube your dust wipers, leave them dry as the engineers intended.

There is very little friction / stiction on the 2018 air springs when they are clean and assembled correctly. This is a fact.

Not every air piston will retract in to the stanchion when aired down.

Using aftermarket parts could completely void your warranty. Technically it does.

Most of those guys have the old 2018 air spring, there is an update for his air piston that is covered by Fox. Not all the TSBs are public which is why that guy never found the air spring TSB / update info.

If it's new it should go back to the distributor to be checked out as they are your only source for warranty service. All the local shops / independent service centers will return items with warranty issues to the distributor aside from one single exception at one single service center.

A lot of those people have no idea what they are talking about.

That's all a bunch of great information for whoever you recommend in the whistler village area to go through my fork?


June 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
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Joined: June 19, 2017
Best fox service guy/shop in the village

Hey guys I have a 2018 fox 36 that I believe has too much grease on the air piston or some overfull fluid issue.  Seems like a lot of guys are having this issue right from the factory from looking around online.  I feel like most of the shops here are so busy they'll rip it apart and slap it together and might not be aware of the issues... anyone have a suggested place to go to?  Maybe coastal culture?


June 21, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
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Joined: June 19, 2017
Re: Looking for someone who has ridden last and current gen Enduro 29

I could be reading the specs wrong, but the size m nomad seems lower than the E29 in every way, just a little bit longer wheelbase.   It also has smaller wheels.  The capra was awesome but felt like the bars were too far out and it was not easy to manhandle up technical obstacles.  The enduro is easy to hop up things.

June 20, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
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Joined: June 19, 2017
Looking for someone who has ridden last and current gen Enduro 29

Hi guys, I have a 14 E29 pretty nice build about 28.5 lbs, traverse carbon 30mm wheels, etc...  I love the bike!  Fit is perfect, it is just pretty worn out.  I love the way it handles.  I definitely only pedal up slowly to enjoy the ride down. I don't find it "too much" bike at all, and can make the tightest switch backs no problem.  The things I don't like is the tall front end (hard to correct mid corner) and the rear suspension performance is really lackluster and I've had the ccdbacs (super over damped) and currently the ohlins stx22 (bouncy) and both are pretty damn harsh on fast square edge impacts.  They are great on slower compressions.

My wife has a nomad 3 and that suspenson is awesome. Its a size small which is too small for me, so its hard to tell about the handling.

I demo'd a new enduro comp 650+ as well as an enduro comp 650.  I really disliked both.  Both were super heavy, sluggish, dead feeling, and really hard to get off the ground.  Of course the mid fat had awesome grip in the loose stuff.  I was not able to demo a an enduro with 29" wheels.  These bikes were 4-5 lbs heavier than mine.

So my question is, if I buy a nice spec new enduro is it going to be night and day to the base model ones I tried?  Or has the new enduro lost some of the snappiness of the old one?  Last question is the other bike I'm considering is the new nomad, and ditching my DH bike which is getting on in years and going to a one bike garage.   I did try the YT capra size M last year and it was an awesome bike but it just felt huge and the E29 doesn't feel that way at all.

Has anyone ridden the last/current gen Enduro and can comment?  Anyone else besides pete tried the new nomad?  Anything else I should try? 


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