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Aux1
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Rebound...

Postby Aux1 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:13 am

Say I'm just riding down a general mountain trail. How does it feel when the fork rebound is set too fast?

Mine is just set to middle at the moment, guess it's fast enough because the fork doesn't pack up over successive bumps. But maybe I can get even more out of it if I try to set it up with some deliberation. Maybe increase it bit by bit? When will I know it's fast enough? Any tips would be much appreciated! :idea:

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Postby Sir HC » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:32 am

If the rebound is too fast, the front wheel will be bouncing all over the place. If its too slow, it will pack down. You want somewhere in between.

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Postby BikerDan » Wed Aug 15, 2007 13:46 pm

Yeah u dont want 2 have rebound 2 fast like its trying to take yer teeth out. if having rebound too slow it wont come back fast enough, ready for the next bump. :shock:
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Will Snow
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Postby Will Snow » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:21 pm

why not just experiment??? take it to a ride u know well, and ride it with full rebound, no rebound, stuff like that. Youll soon find out what works for you. Same goes for tyre pressures, sag, infact, everything!!! :lol:

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Postby Aux1 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 08:21 am

Well, I'm adding rebound speed bit by bit and haven't noticed any uncomfortable kick-back from the fork yet...

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Postby ddoogie » Thu Aug 30, 2007 09:51 am

Ride off a tallish curb. Your fork should compress and then rebound to the sag point, no further. If it overshoots the sag point then you need to slow down the rebound. Decrease the rebound damping until you do see it overshoot the sag point and then knock it back a couple turns.
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