2015-2017 36mm FLOAT Changing Compression Ratio with Air Volume Spacers
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Adjust Your Compression Ratio For The Perfect Air Spring Feel
The 2015-2016 36 FLOAT uses an air spring system that can be adjusted to provide different compression ratios. The video below shows you how to change your compression ratios by adding or removing air volume spacers.
There are two different air volume spacers: small Blue 7.6cc and large Orange 10.8cc
New 2015-2016 36 FLOAT forks come from the factory with one blue 7.6cc spacer installed. To make it easier to achieve full travel, you can remove the existing spacer to lower your compression ratio. If you are going through your travel too easily, you use up to 4 total spacers (any combination of blue and orange) to achieve the desired compression ratio.
Air volume spacers may be desired when reducing travel as any reduction in travel will reduce your overall compression ratio.
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