Weigh yourself with the equipment you usually carry on your ride. If you carry a pack with a water bladder fill it with half the amount of liquid you usually start your rides with.
Your suspension settings take into account bar height and bar width. To start with, ensure you have the recommended amount of spacers between the headset top cap and stem, and that your handlebars are cut to the recommended width. Moving away from this will shift your weight on the bike and affect how we intend your settings to ride. Air up your tires to the recommended pressure.
To ensure you are able to get an accurate and repeatable pressure reading in your fork and shock, follow these steps when you add or remove air:
To set the damper adjustments for rebound and compression:
Over the course of a bike’s development, we test with a wide variety of riders (height, weight, sex, skill level) and terrain. As a result, we can provide precise setup guidelines to ensure your bike is riding the way we intend it to.
Our development methods focus on managing the rider’s center of gravity in a bike’s intended environment. Understanding how a rider’s center of gravity differs from person to person is key to this process. More information can be found here: Ride AlignedTM