- Recommend me a shock for a nukeproof mega please.
As titled need help looking for shock, wanting to change the RT3 that came with the mega AM 2012.. Just dont get along with it..it would either bottom out or too stiff just nothing in between…. I dont feel the plush feeling of it in 20-25-30% sag.. Its night and day compared to my Fox CTD and RP2 .. I use mainly trail centres and occasional north wales riding.. So looking for for best value alternative… Dont know what the shock size/diameter i am after as well… ..currently running a 160 lyrics solo air. CheersPosted 4 years agoGavinBSubscriber
I played on a Van RC for a while, as I didn’t like the RT3 for exactly the reasons you mention. It was lovely, but added a chunk of weight, so I took the opportunity to get the RT3 re-tuned by Loco. He reduced the volume and that made a massive difference. Sold the Van as the difference between them was much, much reduced (apart from the weight difference, obviously!)Posted 4 years agogravity-slaveMember
The stock shock can be improved a lot by reducing the volume which does go a long way to remedy exactly what you describe. It makes it ramp up more so can be plusher but still resist bottom out.
I did a diy fix and it’s good. Simply depressurise, remove the big o-ring and slide the outer air can sleeve off. Pack something into this volume and refit. I used 2 layers of inner tube, fits perfectly and made a marked improvement.
If you are up for a bit of experimenting 20 mins could save you a lot of money or at least help understand what state of tune you want.Posted 4 years agofivespotMember
Got an RP23 Adaptive Logic on mine with med rebound, med velocity, 200 boost valve tune. HV air can, but that has been reduced in volume with a home made insert. Works great.
I did try the volume reduction on the Monarch shock, which did improve it, but the Fox shock is so much more composed when the going gets faster and rougher 😉Posted 4 years ago
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