Fox DPX2 rear shock testing

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Fox DPX2 rear shock testing
Setting up the new DPX2 here on Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham, WA.

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The Fox Float DPX2 is a great rear shock!

It was super interesting installing these shocks simultaneously on both my Ibis Mojo 3 and Ripmo bikes.  Not just installing them- but testing them back-to-back on the same trail, too!

The Mojo 3 had a 2016 Factory Series Float rear shock- the OEM, stock shock.  My Ripmo had a 2018 Fox Factory Series Float X2 rear shock.  Swapping both of these over to 2019 DPX2s has been a very interesting change!  Comparing the DPX2 directly to these two (very different) OEM shocks is framing up my next video- a DPX2 review!

Going back and forth from the short travel 27.5 bike to the longer-ish travel 29er was interesting too- the differences between the two steeds was immediately noticeable!  The little 27.5 bike indeed felt like a skate board.  Short, nimble, easy to get airborne, easy to drift through corners, and a hair out-of-control.  Super fun and lively. The Ripmo felt longer, but on the trail, the bike was almost as fun and playful as the Mojo 3, just a little bit harder to get off the ground (it has more suspension travel) but not a slug by any means.  On the flip side, WOW, what a confidence boost to have that much traction and stability!  The bikes were both fun, just in different ways.

I’ve been asked a handful of questions about how to dial in the shock, so here’s how I set up my own bikes!

Mojo 3 settings:

  • 185 psi
  • 4 clicks from max low speed comp
  • 9 clicks from max rebound
  • .8 volume reducer

Ripley LS settings:

  • 195 psi
  • 6 clicks from max low speed comp
  • 11 clicks from max rebound
  • .4 volume reducer

Stay tuned (pun intended), I’ll be posting a review video in a few more weeks after I get some more experience on these DPX2 shocks!

Music by:

  • Ukiyo- Let Me Down: https://soundcloud.com/ukiyoau/letmedown
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