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post #1 of 21 Old 09-01-2016, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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my suspension settings

after some trial and error and having the bike looked over by a few people i trust and who have a bunch of experience setting up bikes, below are the current settings. a few variables that matter first:

- i'm 205lbs without gear. 6'3" tall
- tires are pirelli super corsa SP's (180/55 in the rear)
- riding style is spirited (no commuting miles on the bike, all twisties and canyon riding or track days)

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preload at 3rd line (about a half a turn less preload than stock)
rebound - 5 clicks out from full hard
compression - 5 clicks out from full hard

rear:
preload set to one rung away from full hard
rebound - 3/4 turn out from full hard.

in general i prefer the rear to be on the high side and the front to be on the lower side so the bike has a forward bias. prefer the bike to compress under braking as it helps with direction when trail braking.

so far so good, i'll let you know if i change things.
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after some trial and error and having the bike looked over by a few people i trust and who have a bunch of experience setting up bikes, below are the current settings. a few variables that matter first:

- i'm 205lbs without gear. 6'3" tall
- tires are pirelli super corsa SP's (180/55 in the rear)
- riding style is spirited (no commuting miles on the bike, all twisties and canyon riding or track days)

front:

preload at 3rd line (about a half a turn less preload than stock)
rebound - 5 clicks out from full hard
compression - 5 clicks out from full hard

rear:
preload set to one rung away from full hard
rebound - 3/4 turn out from full hard.

in general i prefer the rear to be on the high side and the front to be on the lower side so the bike has a forward bias. prefer the bike to compress under braking as it helps with direction when trail braking.

so far so good, i'll let you know if i change things.
Your settings a pretty much the same as mine that I found thru trial and error... have to say I have no complaints with this set up.. even wondering if I really need a Nitron rear shock that I've had me eye on...
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I'm 154lbs, I have rear preload the the second softest and the same rebound as your? I feel a ltitle harsh with the shock. Should I stiffen or soften the rebound?
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Same settings on the front as mine which I got by playing about with myself but switched the back for a nitron ntr1 and a 55 profile tyre and I bloody love it.
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I'm 154lbs, I have rear preload the the second softest and the same rebound as your? I feel a ltitle harsh with the shock. Should I stiffen or soften the rebound?
when you say "Harsh" is it like a rock when hitting a bump? Does your backside keep getting bounced out of the seat?
You're a lighter guy, you might just need more rebound but we'd all probably need a better description than "harsh" to make any reasonable assumptions
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I'm 154lbs, I have rear preload the the second softest and the same rebound as your? I feel a ltitle harsh with the shock. Should I stiffen or soften the rebound?
I'm a little bit heavier than you. I had my preload the same as you and rebound half a turn out. They seemed to be the best I could get but found it still really hard on certain bumps and very bouncy on others.
I bought a nitron its a massive improvement.
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Thank you. Do you think softest preload would help, especially with 1/2 rebound? I'm tempted to get the R1 Nitron but having some difficulties with shipping. How long does it take u to change the shock?
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I'm a little bit heavier than you. I had my preload the same as you and rebound half a turn out. They seemed to be the best I could get but found it still really hard on certain bumps and very bouncy on others.
I bought a nitron its a massive improvement.
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Thank you. Do you think softest preload would help, especially with 1/2 rebound? I'm tempted to get the R1 Nitron but having some difficulties with shipping. How long does it take u to change the shock?
You might as well try the softest preload, I thought about it but never got around to trying it, you can always change it back.
The shock took ME a couple of hours to replace but I could do it alot faster now, I removed a few things I didn't need to and I spent alot of time trying to get the new shock in, the trick seems to be to angle the shock left to right as well as forward.
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By the way, what is your front fork settings?
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Preload - 4.5 rings showing
Rebound - 2 clicks out from hard
Comp - 9 clicks out from hard
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