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Rear Shock
#1
OK, can someone give me advice on how to set up my rear shock? I have no idea where to start with this!

Steve, can I pop in on my way home from work and borrow your pump? About 17:45 ish?
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#2
This will give you an idea...

http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Set-up-...g-66769207

You want to set up your shock so that when on the bike in the "attack" position, the shock is compressed by apporox 25% of total travel - best to have a mate help you spot it.

Add/Remove air to get it right.

Rebound is a bit more personal taste, if you ride of a kurb you shouldnt "bounce" around or be chucked up in the air - you may want to play around with it until you find some mid-range of rebound.

If youve just come from a HT and this is your first FS, it will feel weird whatever you do - took me ages to adjust, and I still like a firmer ride even now.
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#3
Which I believe I said in the bike thread Smile

Does bug me that they dont give you shock pumps with bikes or not in my experience anyway or a spare mech hanger for that matter
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#4
Yeh, shouldve got a shock pump with it!

I now have 3 for some reason...... and didnt buy any of them.
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#5
Rear shock should rebound slow, best bet is to set it at the lowest then give it a few clicks back and play around with it to suite. Think i ride with 2 clicks from slowest on a Fox RP23
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#6
Depends on where you are riding, I have mine slow like you say at some places but you need to speed it up ie less damping at rootier/bumpier places else it will pack down
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#7
your rear shock sag should be measured sat on the bike, fork sag is measured in the attack position.

25% for XC 30% for all mountain (plush). these are just general percentages, some shocks need more sag to get the most out of them and or to improve the head angle.
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#8
rebound should be as fast as possible without getting thrown out of the saddle.
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#9
a good starting point is to ride of a curb. you want it to bounce once, if it pogos rebound is to fast. if it slowly goes back to normal rebound is to slow.
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#10
I have rebound settings on my shocks?????
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