Ive just left my shocks at the stock setting...I dont know much about the shocks for better handling...but if you make them stiffer with higher rebound then it seems like it might be a harsh ride, unless your jumping...
I weigh 215 and went down .5 turns on compression for the rear and up 1.25 turns to damper rebound. I also went 1 clieck softer on the fronts and have no bottomed out yet. I'm using alsmot all of the travel for the type of riding 1 do, and that is key. I don't jump HUGE things because of my back, but I easily clear a 30 foot table top and 2-3' smaller jumps, flying 10-14' without bottoming out ever.
On my ex, I took all the preload out of the front shocks. I weigh about 180. It makes it squat down more. That gives it a lower center of gravity and makes it slightly wider. I have never had problems with it diving in the corners. I softend up all the settings on mine. If you guys wanna break your backs with stiff suspention, go ahead. I have tried mine all the way up on preload, and it makes it much tippier in the corners. Going full hard seems kinda like a ricer mod to me.
if you weigh 120 you might wanna soften it up. it'll beat you up on whoops with stock settings so don't even stiffen and increase the rebound. it'll buck you off of the bike. if you do alot of trailin and whoops, go soft. if you like big air, go stiff and less rebound.
I DON'T HAVE MUCH RIDE TIME ON MINE YET. BUT MY FRIEND GOT ONE OF THE FIRST ONES OUT. THE BACK SHOCKS IN THE WOOPS WOULD REALLY THROW YOU AROUND. WE TURNED THE REBOUND UP A LITTLE AT A TIME
(IN THE END ABOUT 1-3/4 TURNS) AND IT WAS PERFECT.
I am 6'4 240 lbs. i ride mosty fast trails, play racing wit my buddys, and some jumping. i have my front shocks set ont he stiffest setting and only bottm out when i do nose dives in the air. i get bout 5-6 feet int he air most of the time. no probs with he back shocks. this summer ill prolly get after market shocks.
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