|Downhill setting: no platform, compression working purely on shims|
|Trail setting: Firmer compression for general riding|
|Climbing setting: Firm compression for climbing - this mode is adjustable see next.|
|Adjustable blow-off (gate setting): Wind fully in for maximum and out for minimum. |
RED adjuster for rebound adjustment.
|High speed compression ORANGE, low speed compression GOLD|
|re-charging reservoir *not user adjustable*|
1/ set sag - Enduro bikes 30-35%
2/ set rebound - as fast as possible while still remaining controlled.
3/ Set low speed compression - to dial out any un-wanted low speed movements or for a firmer ride.
4/ Set high speed compression - to make the bike more progressive on big hits.
5/ Gate adjust - this is down to your personal preference.
Find a quick loop with a drop, some roots and some interesting trail features, but it is important that it is repeatable. Repeat the loop and experiment with the settings paying attention to how the bike feel is changing on each loop. Make sure you have a shock pump with you and don't be afraid to change the settings, your bike will feel different on the trail to what it did in the car park.
Note: compression settings will vary depending on bike and suspension curve design. For example some bikes are very efficient peddlers so platform may not be needed at all. Some bikes have very progressive curves, so high speed may be minimal.