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rear shocks: are there noticable differences between Fox RP2 vs Fox RP23


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Hi I'm new to the mtb world and iv recently bought my first mtb a Giant Anthem 29er. Since then I noticed there are different rear shock options. I currently have the RP 2..and am considering purchasing the RP23 if it adds additional benefits. I'm 100kg and 6'1. Does the RP 23 offer many more practical functional differences compared to my current shock the RP 2.

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I think the only difference is that the RP23 has three levels of Propedal "firmness" settings, which the RP2 doesn't have. So it's just a bit more tunable than the RP2. But for the rest I think they're pretty similar.

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No, none in your case. The Maestro design negates the need for the firmness setting.

 

I have the 23 on the Maestro and it remains quite unused..

 

I bought it for the look of the Kashima factory coat.. :blush:

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I'd have to agree with PoS: the maestro suspension is pretty damn effective in preventing pedal bob.

 

or is cos i always forget that my shock is locked out. :unsure:

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I'd have to agree with PoS: the maestro suspension is pretty damn effective in preventing pedal bob.

 

or is cos i always forget that my shock is locked out. :unsure:

 

HIJACK..

 

You have a Giant?? Which one, do tell.. :huh:

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He has a Trance :clap:

 

what he said ;)

 

nothing fancy though. just needed an XC whip to play around with. So i gave the seatpost and stem some viagra et voila..

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Thanks wes..

 

RP2 no doubt.. I am surprised they even give the option of flicking a lever. When they first came out, swinger was the norm.. set and forget.

 

(You've seen what Tom Roodt does with a trance right?)

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Agree with all above. Have the RP 23 on the shova st, mostly running it open, with an occasional lockout, maybe. So all the extra propedal features goes unused. If it ever needs to be replaced, don't think I'll pay extra to get the 23...

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Had to replace a RP2 when I replaced a frame. Got the RP23 and although it's nice to have the fiddly bits, I can't say it was worth the extra cost.

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AFAIK all the RP23 adds is that you can set the level of the Propedal when it's on, to 3 different settings, whereas the RP2 only has PP on/off. I don't know what differences there might be to the internals, if any. Definitely not worth the cash, which will probably end up being a few grand.

 

I have the older RP3, which predates the RP23. It doesn't have the PP on/off switch, but rather a single 3 position lever for no PP/medium PP/full PP. I use it lots, every ride, mainly because I ride my rear shock very soft so need the platform when climbing. I don't ever use the mid setting. It's either full or none. Point being that the different PP settings on the RP23 would be a complete waste for me and a RP2 would be just fine. But that's just me.

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