I just received it (090), I am going to install it tomorrow to my Levo 2020.Thank you all for your information and feedback!
It's been very helpful.
I ride a 2020 Levo Comp and I'm looking to upgrade my Rockshox Deluxe Select + rear shock.
I'm at about the 200 hour mark and it seems to make more sense to upgrade to the new 2023 Super Deluxe Ultimate than to pay to rebuild a marginal shock.
I upgraded the Damper and Spring in my Lyric last year so I have a virtual Ultimate in the front. That made a significant difference in ride quality so I'm hoping for the same from the shock.
I reached out to SRAM support with questions about a Levo specific build and it echoes the information provided by Fraatti.
On a very positive note, SRAM support has been very responsive and helpful with a level of customer service that is very hard to find these days!
Here is what I got from them:
I'm glad to hear that you're already enjoying your upgraded Lyrik! The new Super Deluxe Ultimate will be a good match for your upgrades.
Thanks for sending the serial number. The compatible replacement 2023 Super Deluxe Ultimate (C1) is part number 00.4118.358.063 (RS Super Deluxe Ultimate RC2T - 210X52.5 Linear Air, 0 Neg/3 Pos Tokens, Linear Reb/LC Comp, 320lb Lockout, Hydraulic Bottom Out, Standard Standard (8x20) C1 Specialized Levo 2020-2021). This shock is custom-tuned for the 2020-2021 Turbo Levo.
The standard aftermarket offering is part number 00.4118.358.090 (Rear Shock Super Deluxe Ultimate RC2T - (210X52.5) Linear Air, 0 Neg/1 Pos Token, LinearReb/LowComp, Hydraulic Bottom Out, 320lb Theshold, Standard Standard - C1). This configuration may be easier to find available and, with the addition of two positive volume reducers, will have a similar tune to the custom shock. Spare volume reducers are part number 11.4118.051.005 (REAR SHOCK VOLUME REDUCER KIT - (3 POSITIVE TOKENS) - SUPER DELUXE THRUSHAFT C1 (2021)/SUPER DELUXE AIR C1 (2023+)/DELUXE AIR C1 (2023+)).
I'm planning to contact my local bike shop and see if they can get me the standard aftermarket version.
These seem to be in short but I'm hoping to get one soon.
I'll report back with my results once I get it installed and set up.
Now get out there and RIDE!
Yeah, these four purple things are included in package.Can you please confirm that the extra positive volume reducers are INCLUDED in the box with the shock?
Have you tried it with more or less volume spacers? I have not yet decide should I try first with one or two.Had some more runs on my SD Ultimate now (Levo Gen3) and my settings are now:
- 84 KG
- 1 Volume Spacer (have the SD with the HBO)
- 4 clicks rebound from closed
- LSC one click open from middle (2/5)
- HSC one click open from middle (2/5)
Whahoo, such a big difference to old shock. That was so crappy even with megneg. Surface feels now so much smoother and you will feel much safer because rear wheel is following the surface so well. Much easier to drive faster.I also have an update from SRAM support to share with you guys.
Adding volume reducers alters the rate that the shock ramps up air pressure. The kinematics of some frames require a higher ramp-up rate (progressive curve), while other frames work well with a consistent curve (linear). Specialized frames generally require a more progressive shock tune in order to avoid harsh bottom-outs. Another benefit of additional volume reducers is that you can generally run lower pressure. However, this is a balancing act, as reducing the pressure too far can leave the shock feeling undersupported.
I recommend starting with the shock in the stock configuration and doing a test ride. From there, you can determine if adjustments need to be made to better suit your terrain. I attached our Suspension Setup and Tuning Guide below. You can learn more about volume reducers on page 45.
The X2 is just smoother all round,it takes the harsh edge off the bumps much more effectively.Thanks for your feedback!
In what way was the X2 better?
I had previously select+, I added megneg to that and it was little bit better with that. My friend has exactly same setup and he change his shock also. He had same opinion like me, that new super deluxe is way better than old one. Most important thing is that we are satisfied and that is fulfilled now.I've got one of these new super deluxe ultimate rc2t shocks on my trek fuel exe,it's a bit under whelming to be honest, I mean it works fine,but it's not earth shatteringly good, it doesn't actually seem a whole load better than the really basic rockshox deluxe select+ that the bike came with.
I've got the linear and progressive air cans for it, currently using the progressive can with one negative volume spacer and no positive spacers
My old float X2 is miles better imo
Do you have the Model with HBO?I haven’t been using all the travel, so I opened up the shock and there was only one very thin spacer in it. I have removed it to see if I can now achieve all the travel. I’ve been running with HSC fully open and LSC in the middle.
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