Often asked: How To Adjust Rear Suspension On Mountain Bike?

How do I know if my mountain bike shocks are bad?

Weird noises coming from the shocks or forks that sound like grinding, clunking, and slurping. This is a sign that it may need to be replaced or in need of a service. All so if the rear shocks are swishing or slurping means that the damper oil is cavitated, in which case it needs to be replaced.

How do you adjust a coil suspension?

Sag should be set to ~30% of total shock travel

  1. To increase sag, turn the preload adjuster counter-clockwise.
  2. To decrease sag, turn the preload adjuster clockwise no more than two full turns.
  3. To change to a higher or lower rate spring, see the Changing Coil Springs section below.

What PSI should rear shocks be?

The Fox website says the safe operating range is 50 to 300 PSI.

Why is my suspension so stiff MTB?

Preload is HOW STIFF is the suspension, and it’s related to how much force must be applied to compress it. More preload means you need more force (apply more weight) to compress the fork by a given distance or travel. If you feel that it takes too much force to compress your fork, it means you have too much preload.

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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.

How do you know if your rear shocks are blown on a mountain bike?

If it takes the shock 3 seconds to return to full length when the rebound is set all the way in there is no way it is blown. But it is a Romic so any day now it will blow, oil will leak all over the place when it happens. You will know, fast rebound and some clunking noise.

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