In this customer review, Mathew Pfaff talks about his new Fox DPX2 rear shock mounted on the Santa Cruz Hightower. The Fox DPX2 shock has taken off as one of the most popular trail bike shocks on the market. Check it out!
My Fox DPX2 is a replacement shock for the RockShox Monarch RT on my Santa Cruz Hightower. The RockShox lockout I had failed and I have had good luck with Fox quality previously. I went with the Factory Series model with Kashima coating, but feel that the price is not that much more for what you get over a Performance model, replacement Monarch or a Fox DPS. I am a 250-pound intermediate/blue trail rider on mostly xc trails on the edge of the Colorado plain, front Range up/downs and the occasional recreational lift-served downhill.
The DPX2 has tons of range and adjustment. I have been running 230 psi with the rebound damping fully open (adjustment all the way counter-clockwise=12 clicks). The Fox recommended settings for my weight is 5 clicks clockwise of rebound damping. With 230 psi, I have achieved 30% sag. I run the blue 3 position compression adjustment in the medium position mostly and open for the long downhills. The firm setting is good on the concrete, but medium allows for plenty of traction while climbing.
I believe the Fox quality to be there as usual, and riders who like to tinker with there bikes will get value from the multiple adjustments. My only word of warning for do-it-yourselfers is the mounting hardware. You will need two sets and may need to make some measurements. No hardware is provided. This is a great shock with excellent quality and value. Enjoy the Ride!
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