How to adjust your MTB’s suspension
- Step 1: Open the bike’s rebound and compression damping. To adjust the bike’s suspension setup, you should open all your damping settings.
- Step 2: Let the air out and determine the travel.
- Step 3: Set the SAG.
- Step 4: Adjust the rebound.
- Step 5: Test, test, test!
What is suspension on a mountain bike?
- Suspension is one of the more complex parts of a mountain bike. Both the fork and the rear shock have multiple adjustments that can make things confusing and tricky to figure out. However, proper suspension setup is essential. There’s a reason why pro riders spend hours testing and tuning their suspension for each individual race venue.
How do you adjust the rebound on a front fork?
To set a base fork rebound, start with the rebound fully closed (+). Stand next to your bike and compress the fork with your body weight. Quickly release the fork and let it bounce back. Adjust the rebound until the fork rebounds as fast as possible without causing the front wheel to ‘jump’ off the ground.
How do you set up a rebound on a mountain bike?
To set your suspension’s rebound damping, find a kerb. Dial off all your rebound damping to minimum. Ride off the kerb, while standing up on the pedals, at slow to mid-paced speed. Your suspension will probably compress, quickly re-extend (past the sag point), compress again and then re-extend again.
Should front and rear sag be the same on MTB?
It’s important to set up your suspension with the correct amount of sag, that way the bike is balanced front to rear and the suspension performs at its best. Each rider also has different preferences to how they want their bike to feel and handle and so these are just recommendations.
Is it bad to bottom out suspension MTB?
Registered. Yes, you want to tune your shock/fork such that the biggest hits you encounter will almost, but not quite, bottom it out. You want to make the most use of the travel you have, but if you bottom out, your suspension has effectively failed to do it’s job.
How do I adjust my shocks?
7 Steps To Finding Your Perfect Shock Setting
- Set bump and rebound full soft.
- Do an out and in lap.
- Add bump in two click increments until the “feel” of steering improves, doing an out and in lap with each adjustment.
- Now add rebound in two sweep (or click) increments until car “feel” (driver confidence) improves.