Hi MBA, Despite being quite light (68kg), and running sag within the recommended range for my bike, I regularly seem to blow through all of the travel on my rear shock. I do tend to aim for drop-offs (although nothing major) but have found the rear travel is used more than the fork even though I land relatively evenly.

I wanted to try a bigger volume spacer in the rear shock to retain a nice plush feel without using full travel so much. The bike is a Tallboy LT and in stock form Santa Cruz lists it as using a 0.8 volume spacer in the Fox Float shock. Does Fox offer a larger volume spacer or would I be better off adding more oil to the air chamber?


Using full travel isn’t a terrible thing as long as it’s not bottoming harshly. However there are options if you’re keen to tinker. Fox makes a 0.92 inch volume spacer for the Float shock which should give you the more progressive ramp-up that you’re after. Don’t add more than 2ml of oil in the air can as it will compromise the function of the negative spring.

Hope that helps!

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