- ’07 FOX DHX Air 5.0
I’ve only done a few rides on mine so I can’t really comment on that other than to say none so far. Before I bought it, I did check on t’web and didn’t find consistent horror stories so figured that they’re unlikely to be any worse than other shocks. As for all Fox shocks, there’s the possibility of the shock air leaking into the negative chamber locking it down.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
What size do you need? I have a 2007 200×50 DHX5 air for sale that’s only 6 rides old if you’re interested?
Incidentally, got a DHX Air on my Reign X too, seems a pretty good shock. Last bike had a DHX5 coil, seems very similar by comparison, though I’m having to run more pressure in the Boost Valve (about 150psi up from 100) to aid in stopping it blow through its travel.
If you’re interested in my shock my email address is mbonnes AT me DOT comPosted 9 years agoclubbySubscriber
Had one on my Nomad for last 2 years but have just replaced it with coil version. Never had a problem reliability wise but performance wasn’t what it should be. Found it difficult to balance between small bump performance and not blowing through its travel before boost valve kicked in. Only done a few rides on coil but it immediatelt felt better without any fiddling.Posted 9 years agoJonEdwardsMember
As mentioned above the generic issue with the DHX air is wallowy midstroke – supposed to be linked to too big an air chamber. How much this is a problem will depend on the leverage rate of the bike’s suspension design in question. Some will work fine, others won’t. Might be worth checking the Spesh MTBR forum to see what they think.
On the other hand, if it’s new from Mojo, and they’ll set it up for you as appropriate (might need the low vol air sleeve), then why not?Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
steve_b77 – Member
mboy – I need a 200×57 one, so thanks for the offer.
chakaping – the DHX is cheaper at Mojo in their clearance sale, so thats why I’m thinking about it, it’s gotta be better than the X-Fusion 0-R thats on there at the mo!!
No worries. Just looked at the sale page on Mojo’s website, looks like they’ve got a few options for you. FWIW, I’d buy one of the DHX4.0 Air shocks instead of the 5.0 if I were you. You REALLY don’t need the extra adjustment IMO (the boost valve chamber size, certainly you only need it on a regressive suspension design like a Cannondale Prophet iirc, not something like your Specialized Pitch), and for £50 saving you can’t go wrong! Would probably still get the 4.0 over the 3.0 though, as the ability to tune the propedal level is useful compared to a preset level you can’t adjust.
Hmmm… £209 for a DHX5.0 coil in 200×57 (the same size I need too on my Reign X). Tempting! Sell you the 200×57 DHX4.0 air shock off my Reign? 😉Posted 9 years agoCheeky MonkeyMember
DHX 5 Air on my bike got stuck down over Xmas. It’s an old one (2 years ish). RP23 replaced it and feels much better (Push tuned as well). Never really got to grips with it.
Flooks comment something like “it’s got no proper rebound circuit”, whatever that means in reality. Interesting that it’s the one Fox shock he doesn’t service.
I have a stuck down one if you’re interested?Posted 9 years ago
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