Looking for feedback for my approach to suspension adjustment
I am Looking for feedback for my approach to suspension adjustment. My latest approach is as follows. I sent both the compression and rebound damping to standard. Then I used the “zip tie” method to set my front preload. since I don’t do a lot of sport riding I am more focused on comfort and stability. So I adjusted the front preload to where the zip tie sat at approximately 1 1/4 inches from bottom out For my normal riding. This setting was obtained by setting the fork preload to just below one. I have observed that it takes two full turns of the adjuster to move the preload one full segment on the adjuster. This translates to 25% of the full preload available on the front fork. The rear preload has adjustment increments which translates to roughly 14% per position ( there are seven preload positions available ). The closest position to 25% was the second sofrest position which is actually 30% of max. based on the assumption that both front and rear preload should be the same, I included another 1/4 inch turn on the front to match the rear at least mathematically. then I started to dial in the front and rear damping adjustments. As it turns out the settings for damping I settled on were roughly the same percentage as I ended up using on the preload adjustment. this was a surprise to me because I thought that these adjustments were more or less non linear since the shock springs are progressive. I am still making fine tweaks to my damping settings but overall I am pretty happy with the bikes performance using this method. I was on the verge of taking my bike to a suspension specialist to get it tuned to see what they could do for me. But after going through this process I feel very confident that I can adjust my suspension myself to get the best overall performance for my own personal riding situation. Looking forward to any comments on this post.