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)
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
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.