Hello folks, looking for a wee bit of discussion on imporving the low speed damping on my RP23.
I have terrible squat under pedalling with my Ventana El Cap. Compared to my NP Mega, it is getting really noticeable and very frustrating. In any gear, seated (worse standing fo course) when you crank on the power it really squats into the travel.
Asked Ventana about it and they sent me a low volume air can (I am a heavy bugger, 110kg) to replace the high volume can, hoping that this may help. They did this completely wihtout charge BTW, nice guys, though they seemed unconvinced it will help. Have not fitted the can yet, but just wondering...
Is this likely to help with this particular issue? Is not more to do with the compression damping circuits (on firmest pro-pedal setting 3 already)?
I have to say, for the rest of riding, JRA and downhill, the sus is plush, well damped and feels great.
I am aware this may just be a limitation of the design of the suspension (single pivot linkage), and that I should try what they have suggested, but just thought I would see what you guys think.
Opinions and experiences appreciated. It's frustrating me so much I am thinking of going back to a hard tail 29er as my trail bike.