suspension and rebound
Posted September 13, 2010 - 03:11 PM
Posted September 14, 2010 - 04:10 AM
Posted September 15, 2010 - 06:10 PM
I've found there is a fine line in rebound....too little and you have the effect you are feeling, too much and your suspension will start to feel harsh and kick sideways. Sometimes it gets a little confusing as to whether you have too much rebound or too much compression as they both translate into harshness. Before I mess with compression I like to get the rebound set first. First finding the point to where it feels too springy and then adding some more rebound just to the point where the wheels are not bouncing anymore. The suspension will feel a lot smoother if the wheels are able to move quickly enough to use almost all the available stroke for the next bump. Too much rebound and the next bump hits the wheel while it's deeper into it's travel making it feel much harsher and kick sideways.
Posted September 16, 2010 - 11:12 AM
There is too much stored energy when the shock spring bottoms out because you and your gear are too heavy for the springs (this is presuming you are not properly sprung for your weight) and the rebound is unable to prevent the shock from extending too fast (rebounding).
Posted September 17, 2010 - 04:11 AM