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Old 06-21-11, 12:58 PM   #1
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ProPedal question

Hey all,

Just picked up a Trek Fuel EX9 with the Fox RP23 shock, it has 3 propedal settings. This is my first FS bike so I'm not sure how significant a difference the ProPedal will make. Does anybody with ProPedal have any advice on it? Do you have it on the whole time, only switch it on for steep uphills, or whats the deal?

I love descending and kinda ripping through singletrack, so right now I have the propedal off, and the rebound turned up pretty high.

Any advice or info is appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 06-21-11, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hey all,

Just picked up a Trek Fuel EX9 with the Fox RP23 shock, it has 3 propedal settings. This is my first FS bike so I'm not sure how significant a difference the ProPedal will make. Does anybody with ProPedal have any advice on it? Do you have it on the whole time, only switch it on for steep uphills, or whats the deal?

I love descending and kinda ripping through singletrack, so right now I have the propedal off, and the rebound turned up pretty high.

Any advice or info is appreciated.

Thanks.
Play around with it until you find what you like.
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depends on if it's the new rp23 with the kashima coating or not. used to be off, or on with a stiffness setting of 1, 2, or 3. the new one is always on, either 0, 1, or 2, and then you can put it "on" to 3.

there should be a little picture on the front of the shock itself.

if the numbers are 1,2, and 3, then it is off (full suspension) or on (stiff). the number lined up with the lever is the stiffness. if the numbers are 0, 1, and 2, then it's always on. again, the stiffness is whatever number is lined up with the lever.

i always ride with mine off. i don't use it, my bike climbs rather well and is stiff enough without it.
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yah its the one with the on/off and 1, 2, or 3. I guess kind of a rule of thumb is to keep it off, but if I know I'm going to do some decent climbing. Turn it on and leave it at 2 so I still get a little action out of it.

Either that or leave it on always at 1?
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why ride a full suspension bike if you always have the rear shock rigid?

is it set up correctly for you? there should be about 25% sag on the shock. ride with it off, use the pro pedal only when you need it.

oh, and 1 is the least stiff, 3 is the most stiff.
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With PP the only time I actually have it on is when I'm grinding off long hills (like, really long) or on pavement.
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