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Installing Your Shock | General Maintenance | Before You Ride | Measuring Sag | Setting Sag | Adjusting Rebound | Adjusting Compression | Service Intervals | Important Safety Information | Stuck Down Shock | Air Sleeve Maintenance


lightweight chassis, ProPedal compression with 3 positions, air spring pressure, rebound adjust



intended use

freeride, all-mountain, cross-country

Installing Your Shock

If you are installing your shock on a bike in which the shock is not original equipment:

  1. Install the shock.
  2. Remove the main air chamber air cap and let all the air out of the main air chamber.
  3. Carefully cycle the suspension through its entire travel.
  4. Check that all parts of the shock are clear of the frame and swingarm as it cycles through the travel.
  5. Pressurize your main air chamber to a minimum of 50 psi and no more than 300 psi. You will tune to a more specific air pressure in the Setting Sag section below.
  6. Set sag.

General Maintenance

There may be a small amount of air sleeve lubricant residue on the body. This is normal. If this residual air sleeve lubricant is not present, this is an indication that the air sleeve should be re-lubricated. Some other things to consider for all shock models:

Before You Ride

  1. Clean the outside of your shock with only mild soap and water, and wipe dry with a soft dry rag.

    Note:  Do not use any solvents or de-greasers, as these products can damage the shock's exterior finish or its anodized parts.

    Do not spray water directly on the seal/shock body junction. Do not use a high pressure washer on your shock.

  2. Inspect entire exterior of shock for damage. The shock should not be used if any of the exterior parts appear to be damaged. Please contact your local dealer or FOX Racing Shox for further inspection and repair.
  3. Check that quick-release levers (or thru-axle pinch bolts) are properly adjusted and tightened.
  4. Check headset adjustment. Adjust headset if loose, according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Check that brake cables or hoses are properly fastened.
  6. Check that the front and rear brakes operate properly on flat land.

Setting Sag

To get the best performance with your FLOAT RPL shock, it is necessary to set sag:

  1. Locate the Schrader air valve on the shock and remove the valve cap.
  2. Screw the FOX Racing Shox High Pressure pump onto the air valve until the pump shows pressure on the gauge. Do not over-tighten the valve chuck.
  3. Add air pressure until your desired sag per shock travel is achieved. Refer to the FLOAT RPL Sag Settings table below to determine your appropriate sag setting.
  4. Unthread the pump from the air valve and measure sag.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until proper sag is achieved, then replace the air valve cap.

    FLOAT RPL Sag Settings

    Shock Travel












Adjusting Rebound

Rebound controls the rate at which your shock returns after it has been compressed. The proper rebound setting is a personal preference, and changes with rider weight, riding style and conditions. A rule of thumb is that rebound should be as fast as possible without kicking back and pushing the rider off the saddle.

The rebound knob has 8-10 clicks of adjustment.

For slower rebound, turn the red adjuster knob clockwise.

For faster rebound, turn the red adjuster knob counterclockwise.

Adjusting ProPedal Compression

Some bicycles feature a FOX Racing Shox FLOAT RPL shock. The FLOAT RPL has three on-the-fly suspension settings:




Use the different settings to tune the shock to different riding conditions and situations. For example, use the PROPEDAL or LOCKED position for riding to the top of the mountain, and then switch to the OPEN position for the descent. Because suspension designs and riding skills vary, optimal settings can vary from bike to bike and rider to rider.

To determine which compression adjust position is best, pedal the bicycle at about 15 MPH and monitor the shock movement. Switch between positions and select the one that reduces suspension movement most effectively while providing the desired amount of bump absorption. The setting may change depending on conditions and riding styles.


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