Installing Your Shock | General Maintenance | Before You Ride | Measuring Sag | Setting Sag | Adjusting Rebound | ProPedal | Service Intervals | Important Safety Information | Stuck Down Shock | Air Sleeve Maintenance
If you are installing your shock on a bike in which the shock is not original equipment:
There may be a small amount of air sleeve lubricant residue on the body. This is normal. If this residual air sleeve lubricant is not present, this is an indication that the air sleeve should be re-lubricated. Some other things to consider for all shock models:
Note: Do not use any solvents or de-greasers, as these products can damage the shock's exterior finish or its anodized parts.
Do not spray water directly on the seal/shock body junction. Do not use a high pressure washer on your shock.
You can also view a Flash video on Setting Sag.
To set sag:
Rebound controls the rate at which your shock returns after it has been compressed. The proper rebound setting is a personal preference, and changes with rider weight, riding style and conditions. A rule of thumb is that rebound should be as fast as possible without kicking back and pushing the rider off the saddle.
The rebound knob has 8-10 clicks of adjustment.
For slower rebound, turn the red adjuster knob clockwise.
For faster rebound, turn the red adjuster knob counterclockwise.
Use each setting to adjust the shock for different riding conditions and situations. For example, use PROPEDAL for riding to the top of the mountain, and then switch to OPEN for the descent.
To determine which ProPedal position is better for your condition and situation, pedal the bicycle and monitor the shock movement. Switch between positions and select the one that reduces suspension movement most effectively while providing the desired amount of bump absorption.
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