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    FOX R or RP23??

    I bought a frame that came with this float R rear suspension. Is it worth it to upgrade to an RP23?? I do a lot of XC/all mont. stuff. Any opinions on the 2???

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    BTW, money isnt too much of a problem...but i still want to get the best parts with the bang for the buck!

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    What frame, and how do you like the way the shock and the ride feel now?

    The biggest difference will be the Propedal and it's adjustability.

    If your ride feels pretty dialed, you may not notice a big change. I've got an RP23, and prefer it using the lightest Propedal settings.

    OTOH, new bike stuff is nice. Get the RP23 and keep the FloatR as a back up shock maybe?

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    I'm not a fan of Fox. You'll find better reviews for Cane Creek's time tested CloudNine. Easy to set up, light, and rides well. If they have one that will fit your frame.

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    I have a santa cruz superlight frame. Its able to handle 4". whats propedal? and what "disadvantage" do i have without it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcnguyen View Post
    i still want to get the best parts with the bang for the buck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcnguyen View Post
    I have a santa cruz superlight frame. Its able to handle 4". whats propedal? and what "disadvantage" do i have without it?

    If you're asking these questions, I would ride the bike as is until you can detect any potential flaws on your own. Then upgrade if necessary.

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    rp23 yes!

    I have the RP23 on a Ventana El Ciclon and it works great.

    Propedal is Fox shox version of platform damping. the RP23 has three settings - the Propedal can be "on" or "off". Once it is "on" it has three setting to chose from.

    In the "OFF" setting, the shock will move freely with maximum squish - This also can mean lots of bob when you pedal.
    Once you flip it to the "ON" position you have three settings or platforms you must overcome for the shock to become fully active.

    A single pivot bike like a Santa Cruz super light would benefit GREATLY from some sort of platform shock.

    A platform holds the shock from bobbing with your pedal strokes until you hit a bump which breaks the shock free to move like rear suspension should, to absorb the hit and make your ride smooth.
    With the RP23 you have three levels of how firm you would like the platform to be or how much force it will take to break the shock free.
    The first setting allows just a touch of pedal bob and will break the platform on small bumps and changes in the trail. Almost full active. The second is a bit firmer great for climbing long climbs. This is the position I put my shock into when climbing long hour plus climbs in the mountains - it really allows me to climb with out loosing any power to shock bob.
    The third setting is quite firm and I hardly ever use it. It requires a bigger, firmer hit to make the shock active and makes the bike almost feel like a hard tail - some racers like this setting.
    I usually keep my bike in the 1ST or 2nd Propedal setting , but when I point my bike down hill I flip it to Propedal "off" and tear it up with a fully active rear suspension to soak up all the big hits and full speed downhill and drops.
    Last edited by cbchess; 01-15-09 at 12:41 PM.

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    nice

    I guess ill ride around for a little longer before changing out. Propedal sounds great..ill get it in the (most likely) event ill need it. Thanks.

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    Because it's a single pivot, I'd lean towards the upgrade, but if you're a sit and spin type rider, it may matter less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcnguyen View Post
    nice

    I guess ill ride around for a little longer before changing out. Propedal sounds great..ill get it in the (most likely) event ill need it. Thanks.
    Your Float R already comes with ProPedal - it's set at the factory whereas you can adjust it on the RP23.

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    The factory setting isn't all that noticeable though. I'd change it out if $$$ is not a concern. RP23 or even a DHX 5.0 or Rocco for more ride options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    The factory setting isn't all that noticeable though. I'd change it out if $$$ is not a concern. RP23 or even a DHX 5.0 or Rocco for more ride options.
    The stock shocks can come with low, medium, or high levels of pre-tuned Propedal. Not sure what Santa Cruz ships with the bikes though.

    If you're a smooth pedaler, no big deal. If you feel the bike is working fine, no need to "upgrade" anything.

    Or if you just feel like spending some money, go for it. IMO, the RP23 is an overall nicer shock for a single pivot with 4" of travel.
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