Fuel EX8 2011 suspension

wolfman310
wolfman310 Posts: 17
edited October 2011 in MTB beginners
Hi There,

I am going to sound completely stupid but here goes.

I am setting my bike up again as it hasn't been touched since the shop set it up and my weight has changed a bit, and we are going to try and do Snowdon tomorrow, zzzzz.

I am using the Trek guide for the rebound settings for both front and back, but where i am being stupid is it says (clicks out) So do i need to keep clicking the suspension towards the - sign till it stops, and then click the recommended number of clicks towards the + sign on the fork and rear shock?

The back i have one way, and the front the other.

For instance i need to click the rear 3 clicks out, but not sure where it should be in the first place to then do the 3 clicks.

Thanks for any help, it has me scratching my head.

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  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    There are no 'recommended settings'.
    Set the sag for your weight, get the rebound roughly in the middle and experiment.
    You want it high enough not to throw you off over bumps on rebound, low enough not to pack down over a series of bumps.
    Bear in mind + will increase rebound damping (slow the rebound down) - will speed up rebound (less damping).
    Unless you have the little rabbit and tortoise.
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  • Thanks for your help.

    Will stick it in the middle and see how i get on.
  • *AL*
    *AL* Posts: 1,185
    cooldad wrote:
    There are no 'recommended settings'.

    There is.

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/resource ... calculator
  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    Like the 'recommended' pressures on the back of fork legs - pointless. IMHO. Gives somewhere to start, that's all.
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