Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

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Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Sun Mar 10, 2013 23:48 pm

hi, I have a boardman mtb pro fs 2009 that I bought, regrettably, from halfords. On a whole I really like the bike however, the rear shock (surprisingly) has never been right. It feels rough through it's travel and is noisy, also it doesn't lock out and sits at around 10% sag even when off the bike. I returned it before as this 10% became 20% and then 40% during an xc ride in Wales. The shock was then sent away by halfords and returned a few weeks later. When I saw the shock again it was still 10% down on travel. I pointed this out to the assistant and he literally just shrugged it off. I left with my shock, not liking the idea of two more weeks without a bike hoping that this would improve after a ride. When refitted to the bike the shock was, and still is as bad as before. Does anyone know what could cause any of this? I'm sure this is not normal from a rockshox shock. Also does anyone know the eye to eye length of this shock? Cheers

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby supersonic » Sun Mar 10, 2013 23:51 pm

Is the beginning of the travel just completely loose then? IE you lift the bike and it extends? What pressure are you running?

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Mon Mar 11, 2013 00:13 am

no it dosent fully extend even when you pull it or pump extra pressure in :/ and on that ride i mentioned this got worse and it was 'locked down' at about 40% of the stroke, cheers for the reply
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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby supersonic » Mon Mar 11, 2013 00:16 am

How do you know it is sunk down though? Maybe I am misunderstanding.

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:53 am

There are marked sag increments on the stantion and it indicates 10% sag all the time.

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby supersonic » Mon Mar 11, 2013 13:35 pm

What seting is the rebound on? Try a bit less, see what happens.

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby benpinnick » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:39 pm

Sounds like your +ive and -ive chambers arent balancing properly. If halfords refuse to do something about it get a second opinion (TF tuned for example).
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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:25 pm

yeah thats what i think im going to do. Its out of warrenty i think but they should fix it anyway as its always been wrong and i tried getting it sorted within warrenty time

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:26 pm

supersonic wrote:What seting is the rebound on? Try a bit less, see what happens.

ive tried with several different rebound settings not much changes, except the rebound :/

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby The Rookie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:29 pm

Does it fully expand off the frame, that is, is the frame forcing it to 10% sag at full rebound?

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:18 am

No even when removed it sits at ten percent sag

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby The Rookie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 16:30 pm

In that case I wonder if it's a custom set up with extra rebound stop added to set the fully rebounded length to match the frame. Does it change if you let all the air out and try and pull it apart?

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Tue Mar 12, 2013 17:21 pm

im pretty sure its not supposed to be like that because of the time it locked at 40% and its always felt rough as hell

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby supersonic » Tue Mar 12, 2013 17:27 pm

Send it away for a service ie TF tuned. Doesn't sound good now have ruled things out.

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby BomTennett » Tue Mar 12, 2013 18:00 pm

No i thought that i think thats the best option i was hoping someone else had the same problem

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Re: Problem with rockshox monarch 3.3

Postby parakarter » Wed Mar 13, 2013 18:26 pm

I have the same bike and thats deffo not right.
I have about 3mm between the 10% mark and the end of the shock body.


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