First ride on the Öhlins TTX Coil shock

James_MTB

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Obviously, the trails came alive!

The shock is very very smooth and an absolute joy to ride.

I didn't get on with the RockShox Monarch RT3; it wasn't as good as the Custom Fox Float Factory DPS (from the previous years model).

The fork feels completely different; its way more balanced (Ohlins Air converted to 160mm). I know the travel hasn't increased, but the ride is completely different.

*I've been riding a Levo for 23 months.

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Rob Hancill

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Amazing! Need to know more!

How do you convert the 150mm fork to 160? I didn’t think this could be done on the Ohlins.
 

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Cool thanks. What do you mean about the travel not increasing? Surely you’ve added 10mm to the front?
 

James_MTB

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Cool thanks. What do you mean about the travel not increasing? Surely you’ve added 10mm to the front?
Sorry, I was referring to the rear shock

The fork was upgraded a while ago
 

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@Rob sprung suspension at peddlabikeaway in the FOD are ohlins experts in fact Jake the owner is a wizard with all things suspension
 

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I have to agree with you. I am not liking the rt3 that is on the new s works levo. I am thinking about doing the same thing you did. Is it a completely different ride now? The rt3 is Just not as plush as i would have thought for a s works bike.
 

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I took a look and its definitely listed as suitable for the Levo. Really interested in this too!
 

James_MTB

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I have to agree with you. I am not liking the rt3 that is on the new s works levo. I am thinking about doing the same thing you did. Is it a completely different ride now? The rt3 is Just not as plush as i would have thought for a s works bike.
I was very happy with the fox from the year before. But for me the RT3 was crap; maybe I should've tried a shockwiz or custom tune, but didn't want to throw any money at it.

I've only done one ride! But it's completely different. I'd read on the internet about weight limit or different stroke etc, utter shite. I'm extremely happy
 

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I also run the MRP fork cartridge in the RCT3. Excellent feedback without the need for tokens or tools.
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I was very happy with the fox from the year before. But for me the RT3 was crap; maybe I should've tried a shockwiz or custom tune, but didn't want to throw any money at it.

I've only done one ride! But it's completely different. I'd read on the internet about weight limit or different stroke etc, utter shite. I'm extremely happy
I actually think something might be wrong with my shock how it is setup. There is absolutely no difference when i put it in unlock, pedal, or lock it out. It doesn't lock out and stays the same in all three positions. I am going to take it to the shop this weekend and see what they say.
 

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I actually think something might be wrong with my shock how it is setup. There is absolutely no difference when i put it in unlock, pedal, or lock it out. It doesn't lock out and stays the same in all three positions. I am going to take it to the shop this weekend and see what they say.
You have a problem for sure.
 
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I actually think something might be wrong with my shock how it is setup. There is absolutely no difference when i put it in unlock, pedal, or lock it out. It doesn't lock out and stays the same in all three positions. I am going to take it to the shop this weekend and see what they say.
There are a few videos on Youtube on how the Fox shock lockout isn't preloaded with enough tension on the cable to actuate the lockout.

 

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You have a problem for sure.
I've about had it with my monarch. Really kicking myself for not swapping out for my fox factory shock on my stumpy before selling it. The monarch either blows through the travel or I have to put so much air in it on descents it's terrible and stiff as a board. I'm going to try some of the volume tokens/rings and see if that helps.

Also the climb lever makes no difference at all just to top it off. I loved my fox factory shock but this thing is a piece of crap so far.
 

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I've about had it with my monarch. Really kicking myself for not swapping out for my fox factory shock on my stumpy before selling it. The monarch either blows through the travel or I have to put so much air in it on descents it's terrible and stiff as a board. I'm going to try some of the volume tokens/rings and see if that helps.

Also the climb lever makes no difference at all just to top it off. I loved my fox factory shock but this thing is a piece of crap so far.
I brought it to a shop not where i bought the bike and they said it looks fine. There is no difference between unlock, lock, and pedal. they said there usually isn't much difference between them on the bike. i don't believe that. it feels like it chatters on the downhill. I will go to another shop this weekend and see what they say.
 

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I brought it to a shop not where i bought the bike and they said it looks fine. There is no difference between unlock, lock, and pedal. they said there usually isn't much difference between them on the bike. i don't believe that. it feels like it chatters on the downhill. I will go to another shop this weekend and see what they say.
I almost ordered a monarch plus last night but will try the volume rings first to see what that does.