MTB Low Speed Compression Adjuster

The low-speed compression adjustment controls the damping level (resistance) for slow movement of the shock’s shaft (low velocity), such as under pedaling, when cornering and when preloading the suspension for jumping. The low-speed compression damping level provides the overall stiffness feeling of the bike’s suspension, making it either plush and comfortable or firm and fast-rolling. You should start in the middle of the adjustment range.

To adjust properly, turn the adjuster one click at a time and take a test ride. The adjustment is more sensitive towards the fully in position (slowest). When the low-speed setting gets too hard, the shock absorber will not be able to absorb low-velocity impacts and weight transfers, thus making the ride harsher. When the low-speed setting gets too soft, the shock absorber will be too active, will wallow more under pedaling and will become more prone to bottoming out.

HOW TO USE IT:

INCREASING THE LOW-SPEED COMPRESSION DAMPING (STIFFER SUSPENSION)

To increase the low-speed compression damping, thus making the suspension stiffer, turn the red low-speed compression adjuster knob clockwise (screw in). There is about 22 clicks of low-speed compression adjustment.

REDUCING THE LOW-SPEED COMPRESSION DAMPING (SOFTER SUSPENSION)

To reduce the low-speed compression damping, thus making the suspension softer, turn the red low-speed compression adjuster knob counterclockwise (unscrew).

 


 

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