I recently built up an Intense Tracer VP which came with a (used) RP23 HV shock. If I set the shock pressure to give the correct sag then it is way too soft and wallows around like mad.
I have scoured the internet and found details of some people experiencing similar issues but generally only heavier riders. I found a post on MTBR which detailed how to reduce the air can volume to increase ramp-up at the end of the stroke but I'm thinking this is not the issue.. I don't just need ramp up at the end of the stroke but a firmer mid-range to prevent the wallowing.
Turning on pro-pedal helps but I would like the shock to be useable without it!
Could a blown seal or similar damage be causing this behavior? I noticed a small amount of oily residue around the pro pedal lever which dust tends to stick to. Alternatively, could I try and get the compression re-tuned to fix it? I'm trying to avoid expensive pro service and tuning if possible as the bike has already cost me enough! Pro service costs are insane - almost cheaper just to go out and buy a new shock.
The shock is labelled as low compression tune and the stroke length is 57mm and rear travel is 150mm.
Thanks for any info or advice!