Check out the Fox DPX2 rear shock here at Jenson USA: http://bit.ly/2wtinU8
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!
- Jeff KW rides an Ibis Mojo 3: http://bit.ly/2Oodh2X
- Jeff KW wears a Camelbak Kudo: https://bit.ly/2tHs5ku
- Jeff KW wears the Kitsbow Trials Jacket, Ride Tee, and Origin short: https://bit.ly/2N2SeTY
- Jeff KW is protected by the Kali Maya helmet: https://bit.ly/2KmcCgJ
- Jeff KW runs the PNW Components Bachelor 170 post: https://bit.ly/2IvG0zA