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Hey, i heard that if you adjust the suspension to a tiffer level and put on more rebound, everything become world easier, especially, berms and whoops. just a little FYI

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I havn't been able to adjust mine but it should help cuz my suspnesion sags to much in the corners but the front shocks aare only preload adjustable. So u can't adjust the rebound.


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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...
 

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I made my shocks stiffer becuase i jump alot. But i need the tool for it.


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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.
 

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HUH, maybe i will be okay then, i only weigh 120, stock should be fine.

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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.
 

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how should i set it?

I weigh about 240, do mostly trail riding, and occasionally some light jumping, how stiff should i set it ( without it being to harsh)?
 

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My best suggestion is to go to the 2 extreams, and then go from there. That is the best way to tell what the different adjustments do, and how you like it.
 

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I ride mainly fast wood trails and I am about 180lbs. I set my front as soft as the go and it is real nice in the rough stuff but if I want to launch it then I need to adjust the fronts stiffer.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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my input

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.

Peace 8)
 

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i weight like 135 last time i checked, a year ago. so in the whoops you a want softer front? i have mine as stiff as they go jumping but im not as fast in the whoops, so a softer front will be better?
 
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