I tried mine and a buddies oneups and neither of them worked, had to wrap it with electrical tape to get it to seal in an emergency. Later I trimmed a better fitting grommet to jam into the pump, and now it works fine.
I've been running Fillmore + Cushcore. Another deficiency not mentioned here is that you can't inject sealant through the valve with this setup. I also thought about cutting a notch, didn't think about the insert spinning. I was contemplating some kind of stint where the valve touches the insert, cutting up a Lego with a Dremel and jamming it in there, but here you introduce risks of clogging with sealant.
Anyone also found these valves to be picky about what pump they mate with? My oneup pump is too loose of a fit. I had to find a different grommet to make it work. The valves are pretty skinny.
It would be nice if the carbon costs were printed on product labels and there were some government agency certifying that the parent corporation met the minimum effort to achieve accuracy in those estimates. If this existed it would definitely impact my consumer choices.
So, for the keyed damper and air shafts, do you have to align them in a special way before inserting back into the lowers? I like the idea of not having to get the mallet out, but wonder how it goes in practice.
The bladder was a selling point for me. One less dynamic seal. Also, not having to dig out a number for ifp depth is nice. I bet it can handle the transition from compression to rebound more quickly too given. Is fragile during rebuild however
I wonder if the topaz bladder could be a drop in replacement for the IFP on this thing. Bargain topaz. Conversely, the DVO air seals are overpriced, and if these were cheaper, it’d be a nice topaz hack
I found there was a break-in period with these shoes. In particular they pinched in a weird spot that I've never had issues with before. Internet diagrams indicate it's the base of the 5th (pinky toe) metatarsal. So outboard just in front of the heel. Took about a dozen rides of being very careful with the lace tension