Setting up a shock can be a bit intimidating. On top of the fact that there are up to four knobs to turn, spring rates to worry about and different
suspension designs to consider, there is a whole lot of
misinformation out there, some of it even coming from
Any rider can get used to the setup he is riding, no
Taking the mystery out of a coil shock M
Since the order in which the steps and adjustments are made is critical, let’s start by getting the shock to a suitable starting point.
By using known starting positions when tuning any shock, it becomes much easier to know how the adjustments are affecting
your ride quality.
matter how wrong it might be; however, a proper
setup, especially on a long-travel bike, can be like a
secret weapon you never knew you had.
We sat down with Darren Murphy from Push
Industries, a guy who has set up a few thousand rid-
ers on coil shocks, to ask him what his go-to proce-
dure is for getting that perfect feel.