Base Tunes

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Base Tunes for the Jade can be a bit tricky. The reason for this is the many different leverage rates on bicycle linkage. Leverage rate refer to the amount of leverage the linkage has on the spring. Bikes with a higher leverage rate will need a heavier spring regardless of rider weight. Bikes with a lower leverage rate will need a lighter spring regardless of rider weight.

The best way to determine a good starting point on spring rate is to contact your frame manufacturer and have them give you a suggestion.

 

Q: I have my proper spring rate, what about my compression and rebound settings?

 

Compression Setting for a High Spring Rate: On a high spring rate, you should run a softer compression setting. This will keep the shock from being too harsh. Start towards the open position on both High and Low speed compression and fine tune from there.

 

Rebound Setting for a High Spring Rate: On a high spring rate, you should run a stronger rebound setting (clockwise on the adjuster). You will need more rebound damping to control the forces from the high spring rate.

 

Compression Setting a Low Spring Rate: On a low spring rate, you should run a firmer compression setting. This will keep the shock from being wallowy or soft throughout the travel. If you are running the compression adjusters in the open position, your sag is correct and the shock is still too harsh, you most likely need a lighter compression shim stack. This can be done at your local DVO service center or through us directly.

 

Rebound Setting on a Low Spring Rate: On a low spring rate, you should run a lighter rebound setting (counter-clockwise on the adjuster). You will need less rebound damping to control the forces from the low spring rate.