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Preview Issue #016 | Tune It Up Part 1 : Fork Tuning Guide

Well set up suspension can make a good bike feel amazing, but if you get it wrong you can make a great bike feel terrible. Do you know how much sag you are running? Do you know what the red rebound control on your fork does? If not then it’s time to check out our field tuning guide coming soon in Issue 16 of ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Correctly set up suspension is essential if you want to shred
Correctly set up suspension is essential if you want to shred

Using high speed video examples we guide you through the essential steps required to optimize your fork, from the basics of setting up sag (and the pitfalls to avoid), rebound and compression right through to customising the air spring volume. Spending a couple of hours setting up your suspension will transform your riding enjoyment, and can also be a lot of fun.

Find out how much sag you should be running
Find out how much sag you should be running
You're not a number, we we show you how to find the setting that's best for you
You’re not a number, we we show you how to find the setting that’s best for you

Our essential guide will show you how to set up your suspension for your own riding style, and optimise it for the trails that you love riding.

If you have a LSC and HSC adjuster, we share how to set them up
If you have a LSC and HSC adjuster, we share how to set them up
Do you need a more progressive spring rate, we show you how
Do you need a more progressive spring rate, we show you how

We also share some great advice from the experts “A balanced suspension setup is very important. Traction not only comes from the tires and terrain surface but the amount of force the rider is placing on the front and rear tire. A balanced setup is important to this element of traction. In order for the highest corner traction, an equal amount of force on both the front and rear tire is required. A riders bar height, stem length and priority on efficiency versus downhill all play a factor. Once this is evaluated, adjusting the damping and spring will help pitching of the bike and creating a better balance”. Mark Fitzsimmons [FOX Suspension Program Manager]

Setting up suspension on the trail is fun, look out for issue 16 to find out how.
Setting up suspension on the trail is fun, look out for issue 16 to find out how.

To check out our tuning guide you will have to wait for Issue #016, it’s almost here

Words and photos: Trev Worsey