Forum home Mountain biking forum MTB workshop & tech

full suss newbie

john74john74 Posts: 254
edited January 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
ok i got my first full susser today i just wondered how should i set it up for the type of riding i do which is fairly bumpy singletrack (at woburn sands) if anyone knows it.
also how often should the shock be serviced its one of scotts own brand things. lh something i think.
2010 Forme Reve
2010 Giant Talon 1


  • dave_sdave_s Posts: 4,362
    Check your manual or online if you don't have a manual for your rear shock.

    Similar to front forks, the basic rear shock setup is to make sure you have preload set on your rear shock for the correct amount of sag.

    Which means sitting on the bike and measuring the sag and adjusting preload accordingly (depends on shock).

    The other main setting is rebound if your shock has an adjuster for that, and most do.

    It really depends on your shock but I'd say on my bikes those are really the only things I ever touch on my rear shock and I need to check the PSI once in a while too. Again, you need to have the manual for the shock to know what PSI to go for based on your weight and the type or riding/terrain you do
    Dave S
  • nonnac85nonnac85 Posts: 1,608
    make sure all the seals are ok - the sand at woburn and chicksands can ruin stuff very quickly.
    My Website - Trail Centre info for the UK: MTB Trail Time
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    what kind of bike did you get?
  • john74john74 Posts: 254
    scott reflex fx25 07 model.
    2010 Forme Reve
    2010 Giant Talon 1
Sign In or Register to comment.