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Can you adjust shocks on a bike?

Can you adjust shocks on a bike?

If you find that your fork or shock is still bottoming out too easily and have a high-end shock and fork with the option, you can adjust your high-speed compression damping. Adding more high-speed compression damping reduces the amount of travel the fork uses in high speed impacts (shaft speed not bike speed).

How much air do I put in my mountain bike shocks?

For the rear shock, start at about half of your rider weight for air pressure. You will have to adjust from here, but you will want to achieve the proper SAG for your frame, as recommended by your frame manufacturer. Typically this is somewhere between 30-40% of overall travel.

Can you use a normal bike pump for shocks?

gmcttr said: A shock pump makes a seal with the valve stem before it actually opens the valve. This prevents air loss when you remove it. Due to the small volume of the air chamber in forks and shocks, the amount of air loss a normal tire pump would allow would be unacceptable.

How much sag do I need for front fork?

For the front fork- 10% sag is recommended.

How do you adjust a sag on a coil shock?

The difference between the two measurements is sag.

  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.

Why won’t my front derailleur shift up?

Common Front Derailleur Problems. Front derailleurs may cause sluggish or inaccurate shifting because (A) the derailleur body is not positioned properly, (B) the derailleur limit screws are not adjusted correctly, (C) the mechanism is dirty or (D) the cable is damaged or improperly tensioned.

What pressure should my front forks be?

Set up the fork to a pressure where you have between 25%-30% sag. Say, the amount the fork compresses when you get on the bike in normal riding position, has to be like a fourth of the total travel. If your Recon is 130mm travel, it should sink like 36-38mm with your weight on.

How do you adjust the rear shock on a dirt bike?

Here’s how you adjust the rear shock on a dirt bike: High-speed compression adjuster: Grab a wrench and look for the bigger nut on your adjuster. If you want to make the suspension tighter you’ll have to turn it clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to make it looser.

How do you tighten the suspension on a dirt bike?

If you want to make the suspension tighter you’ll have to turn it clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to make it looser. Low-speed compression adjuster: Grab a flat screwdriver and look for the screw that’s in the center of the bigger nut. If you want to tighten the suspension turn it clockwise. Opposite if you want to loosen it.

How do you adjust a suspension fork on a bike?

Adjusting the preload can dial in more suspension fork travel, making the fork squishier and riding on a rough road or trail surface feel smoother and more comfortable. Watch the video below and follow the instructions to learn how to perform a suspension fork adjustment on your bike. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

What do you need to know about rear shocks?

There are 3 different things you can adjust on your rear shocks: The high-speed compression adjuster. The low-speed compression adjuster. The rebound adjuster. The high-speed comp is used to control the compression speed when the suspension compresses very quickly (hitting a rock or landing a jump).