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How do I add pressure and adjust rebound on older mountain bike forks?

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Asked by: Kenny Ramirez

How do you adjust compression and rebound mountain bike?

To set a base fork rebound, start with the rebound fully closed (+). Stand next to your bike and compress the fork with your body weight. Quickly release the fork and let it bounce back. Adjust the rebound until the fork rebounds as fast as possible without causing the front wheel to ‘jump’ off the ground.

How do you adjust a spring fork rebound and compression MTB?

Quote from video: So going to adjust the rebound on the fork. Same thing as the rear shock except the fork rebound is going to be in the bottom of the fork.

How do you stiffen a suspension on a mountain bike?

Quote from video: Assume. A forward aggressive riding position cycle through the shock. Overing down on the stanchion. And carefully hop off the bike. And as you can see the riders achieve the appropriate riding.

How do I add pressure to my bike suspension?

Quote from video: Um this is this has one cap that says air and it's got an adjuster on the other side. So the air screw sometimes is tight so you might have to take some pliers to it the air cap. And you unscrew. It.

Should Rebound be higher than compression?

Quote: Generally the rebound forces are greater than the compressive forces. This can be attributed to the idea that the compression damping controls the unsprung mass while the rebound damping controls the movement of the sprung mass.

Should compression and rebound be the same?

Most shocks are designed exactly the opposite of the 90/10 drag shock; you want an acceptable amount of compression and more force on rebound. The more compression, the harsher the bumps, but the harder it works in the turn.

How do you adjust a rebound?

Quote from video: On a fork these days you're going to find any rebound adjustment on the right-hand leg this keeps the sensitive damping oil away from any heat generated by the disc brake on the left leg.

What pressure should my MTB suspension be?

As a rough guideline, you should aim for a sag of about 20 % for the fork and 30 % for the rear shock. If yours is less than that, you can simply let some air out. If it’s more than that, you can add air with a shock pump.

What psi should my mountain bike shocks be?

Often yes, usually rear shocks run 100-200psi, but fork psi varies a lot, depending on the design. Get the sag around 25% (maybe slightly less sag in the front than the rear) and see how it rides (that’s what really matters), adjust on the trail as needed.

Do you set rebound from fast or slow?

When your rebound is set too slow your fork or shock will pack up. That means the hits will be coming one after another faster than the fork or shock has enough time to extend again. You basically want your rebound as fast as you can get it without feeling like a pogo stick and bouncing around on the trail.

Does rebound affect compression?

Adding rebound allows your car to absorb bumps during compression but keeps the shock from extending too easily during cornering. Imagine you’re taking a sharp right turn. Increasing rebound valving can keep the left side of the car from rolling over.

Should I be able to compress a shock by hand?

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How do you adjust compression damping?

Performing Compression Damping Adjustment

  1. 1) Wind your compression adjuster all the way in, counting the clicks/turns as you go. …
  2. 2) Grab the bars and a little bit of front brake and push down on the front. …
  3. 3) Now go back all the way to the softest settings, counting the clicks/turns. …
  4. 4) Test again on the bars.

What does compression and rebound on shocks?

Compression is when the shock gets shorter; rebound is when the shock gets longer. For example, when the front bumper is depressed, compression occurs, when it is released, the shocks rebound. The velocity of a shock is the speed at which it is compressing or rebounding.

How does rebound adjustment work?

Rebound damping regulates the speed at which your fork or shock recovers, or bounces back, from an impact and returns to its full travel. Much like a compression circuit, rebound damping relies on oil moving through a circuit to regulate the speed at which the suspension extends after being compressed.

How does rebound damping affect handling?

Rebound damping helps the suspension return to the proper position, after a bump or other irregularity causes the fork to compress, in a smooth and controlled motion. Too rapid of a movement or too slow of a reaction will cause the bike to handle poorly.

How do you increase rebound damping?

When you decrease rebound damping by turning the adjustment knob counter-clockwise, you allow the shock to extend faster. It feels softer, more supple, and livelier. When you increase rebound damping by turning the adjustment knob clockwise, you make the shock extend slower.

How fast should fork rebound be?

When your rebound is set too slow your fork or shock will pack up. That means the hits will be coming one after another faster than the fork or shock has enough time to extend again. You basically want your rebound as fast as you can get it without feeling like a pogo stick and bouncing around on the trail.