Installing Your Shock | General Maintenance | Before You Ride | Measuring Sag | Setting Sag | Adjusting Rebound | Adjusting Compression | Stuck Down Shock | Air Sleeve Maintenance | Service Intervals | Important Safety Information
lightweight chassis, remote-activated lockout, air spring pressure, rebound adjust
freeride, all-mountain, cross-country
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.
To set sag:
25 % 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 counter-clockwise.
The FLOAT RL has two suspension compression settings:
1. LOCKED (CLIMBING & ROAD RIDING)
2. OPEN (BUMP ABSORPTION)
Use these two settings to adapt the shock to your riding situation. For example, use the LOCKED position for riding to the top of the climb, and then switch to the OPEN position for the bumpy descent.
To determine which compression adjust position is best, pedal the bicycle at about 15 MPH 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. The setting may change depending on conditions and riding styles.
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