- Fox 36 Talas – Compression tuning advice
Just replaced the oil and seals on my 160 Fit talas forks.Posted 5 years ago
I used the fox recommended amount of oil in both sides.
I have now found that I have to add too much low speed compression using the dial and I’m wondering if I need to add more oil or less oil to the damper side to give me a slightly firmer feel?
If I add more air it’s just too stiff. Currently roughly 48 psi?
Anyone know for sure?khaniMember
You can add oil to make the air spring ramp up a bit, low speed compression is pretty much the opposite to that though and works on the start of the stroke not the end of the strokePosted 5 years ago
If you’ve fitted the new SKF low friction seals it sounds like they’re a bit plusher at the beginning of the stroke so adding low speed compression is what you want to do if you want a firmer feel, not adding oil to the insides which will stop you getting full travel and make them ramp up at the end of the stroketheroadwarriorMember
48psi sounds very low, think I’m running 75 in my 36 talas although I am 13stone. You can add float fluid in the air chamber to adjust the ramp up characteristics, changing the amount of lube oil in the lower legs wont affect the compression adjustment. See here for how to do it; http://service.foxracingshox.com/consumers/Content/Service/QuickTech/36mm_TALAS_III_SpgServ.htm
This should be part of your oil change procedure anyhow.Posted 5 years ago
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