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 Post subject: Some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:47 am 
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Location: canvey island... alcatraz
Ok guys im new on here and just getting back into dh riding , question is their any set up for riders weight + height???
i use to ride motor x and we use to seat all the suspension up to the riders weight ect ect
my bike im riding is a bighit if that helps
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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:02 am 
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Look on google for the tech guides for the bighit of that year and then have a look at the shock and fork manuals.

i would usually set the sag and then put the adjusters in the middle of their range

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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Most shocks and forks come with lots of instructions about setting sag depending on your weight and terrain, but it can all get a bit confusing, you can just set it so it feels right, not too soft, not too hard, check the travel, how is the rebound, you dont want it feeling 'dead' but you dont want it so springy it throws you off after a landling. Clearly if you are only going to the shops you dont need it super soft to soak up big bumps, but then again, if you are on a fast DH run you want it as smooth as poss.

I found my forks a bit hard on my arms after last summers 1st trip to Alps, so I adjusted my front forks a lot, put in soft springs, etc and on my second trip I was very pleased, my arms/hands felt a lot better (also bigger grips helped), the forks were prob too soft for someone who would be doing huge drops and jumps, but I wasnt't so felt just right.

I had a big hit two summers ago, is it the one with 24" rear wheel ?

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Location: canvey island... alcatraz
Hi andy yes its 24" rear wheel also you ant stiffern the forks


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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:13 pm 
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I had a bit hit that had the adpated rear triangle so it had a 26" rear, you mean there is nothing to adjust on front forks ?. I can see they are Marzocchi's, I originally had non adjutsable, but bought the innards of another so now, rebound and compression can be adjusted, and you can normally change the internal springs, as I did.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Location: canvey island... alcatraz
Nice, yeah they are shivers but when you adjust them it just really notices on the rebound fast or slow not really notice the hard of soft


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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Location: Norwich
Woo, looks like a really steep head angle, must be a dam twitchy ride.


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 Post subject: Re: some help please
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Location: canvey island... alcatraz
Na really nice to ride belive it or not


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