- (New) Pike set up
Forget recommended psi, set sag properly, sat on bike in normal riding gear, then go from there.
(that said, I’ve yet to receive mine).
I’m sure it’s very different to Lyriks, but on my Lyriks I put about three clicks from hard maximum on the low and high speed. Any more and gets divey. Would assume similar here.Posted 3 years ago
At recommended air pressure, I get 100 – 110 mm travel on a normal trail ride (eg Rushup Edge / jacob’s Ladder) on my 140 mm 29’ers. I think I have 85psi for my 15 stone or so
I have seen full travel a couple of times on big front end landings off drops, but not in “normal” use
what pressures do you run – should I go softer?
thanksPosted 3 years ago
Set them up on the sag: http://locotuning.co.uk/tech-info.html try with 3 tokens.
Also the rebound needs to be set possdibly a click faster than you think as it only the mid/end of stroke ‘catch’ you’re adjusting
The BOS devilles are nice, but have a set of the 2015 36 RC2 floats on order as supposed to be very good, will be interesting to see back to back tests between all 3 in near futurePosted 3 years ago
I was wondering if anyone’s put a Lyrik coil into a Pike- depends a bit on lower leg fitting I think but presumably the top cap threads are the same (as the charge damper can be put into a Lyrik- not sure why anyone would do that mind) and the dimensions are pretty similiar…
Still working with the air spring and trying to get a bit better resutls out of it but I think maybe I’ve just been too spoiled by years on the coil…Posted 3 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
I’ve set mine by sag. (27.5/160 on Liteville 301) The pressure is a long way below what the chart recommended but that’s not an issue.Posted 3 years ago
Initially set it up without any tokens. Currently got one token in. Will be fitting a second when I get around to it.
Getting almost full travel and not felt them bottom out yet 🙂
I do like the Pike, so much so that I’ve bought a second one from that French company, to go on my hardtail.
Heh. As much as I’m tempted to be the mad scientist, it probably risks rashing up the inside of the stanchion with the coil, doesn’t it… So maybe a one way thing, assuming they’re still sealing the air spring against the stanchion.
If I’m bored I might get them in bits and trial fit things. But maybe I can get adequate performance out of the air spring if I keep working at it. Or maybe they just need a long time to bed in?Posted 3 years agowobbliscottMember
Mine are soft and springy – very plush. For springiness I have dialled out rebound damping. Started in the mid position and am a good few clicks less rebound damping from there. I have just settled on air pressure via trial and error so have no idea where its at. I just took my shock pump out with me for the first few rides to dial it in.
I find that even though i’ve got them set up quite soft the damping over the higher frequency small bumps is very good, quite firm and not bouncy when pedalling. For the bigger hits and rocks the compression is nice and plush. I’m really pleased with mine.Posted 3 years agotasteslikeburningMember
I’ve been experimenting with mine while out in the Alps (PDS). I’m riding a 29er Carbine and was running then quite hard with 20% sag and the LSC about 75%, max rebound and 2 tokens. Being a lot faster and rougher I’ve finally settled on 25% sag, no LSC and max rebound. It’s much plusher and gripier, no arm pump. I did try 30% sag but was going through all the travel regularly. I didn’t bring any tokens with me but will try 30% with 3 tokens when I get back. Using the climb assist a lot more on the flat and climbs now I’m running them softer in “unlocked” mode.Posted 3 years ago
Forget about air pressure, just use the sag indicator and make sure you have all your riding gear on when you are adjusting it. Personally I think Pikes are now better than BOS Devilles.
Some info on one of the review sites
“While we’ve often found manufacturer’s recommended air pressure settings to be well off for real world use by a competent rider, and that’s including previous RockShox forks, the pressure chart on the Pike’s left leg turned out to be close to spot on. At 170lb full geared up, we began with 75psi (RockShox says that 65 – 75psi is ideal for a 160 – 180lb rider) pumped into our Solo Air spring, and actually ended up dropping that down by 5psi, not something that we often find ourselves doing with an air sprung fork. We believe that the Pike’s Charger damper, with its ability to properly control the fork’s compression stroke, is one of the major reasons for the slightly lower air pressure than we were expecting to have to use, as well as RockShox’s spring rate that ramps up just right when pushing the fork hard. In fact, we didn’t find the need to use RockShox’s ‘Bottomless Token’ volume spacers, which was surprising given that we tested the fork on relatively steep terrain with some good sized impacts. ”Posted 3 years ago
First front air fork i’ve owned, so some questions after setting up today…..
Used my fox pump which took 3-4 times the pump action to get the dial moving compared to my rear fox shock, is this simply down to a large air chamber in the Pikes?
I’m 190lbs with all the gear (75-85psi for 180-200lbs in manual) so went with the lower limit and put in 75…
Sag seems far too low…
I’ve got the red dial set x4 clicks from slowest
Set the compression one click from fully open
So apart from letting more air out how can I achieve more sag? or is 15% ok?Posted 3 years ago
timmys – Member
So apart from letting more air out how can I achieve more sag? or is 15% ok?
Why are you determined to not let more air out? If you’re not getting enough sag then you need to let more air out.
I’m happy to let more air out but as already on the low PSI for my weight wanted to get some opinions. The fork came with 40 psi in, and I was getting 25% sag @ that. But the compression was locked out fully at this point so probably not accurate sag?Posted 3 years ago
@soap cheers will do, don’t think i’ll need to add any tokens at this rate, just braking and pushing on the bars, almost feels as if they’re locked out! Will be dropping 10 psi a time and checking sag, then trialling on a ride. Is there a PSI setting considered too low on rockshox Pikes? (i’ve seen fox shocks warn of going below a certain minimum)Posted 3 years ago
The actual pressure is not important as long as the shock pump is consistent thats all that matters.
eg. As long as 100psi on your shock always gives you 30% sag you don’t need another pump.
Also make sure you check your sag with the compression damping in the fully open position.Posted 3 years ago
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