The Tuesday Tune Ep 6 - HS and LS damping, part 2 Posted on 9 Dec 00:00 , 1 comment
This week's Tuesday Tune follows up on the last episode's focus on High and Low Speed Damping and delves into some setup concepts to be aware of. We take a look at the practical ranges of velocities that adjusters actually affect and how to understand that in a way that translates to relevant on-trail adjustment. Also covered is the process of bracketing, which is a relatively foolproof method of setting up each adjuster individually. Bracketing can be used on any external adjuster irrespective of how much you know about the effects of that adjuster - all you need to do is decide whether each change is better or worse than the previous setting. Easy!
There's a few things we need to put out there as well about using this information:
- Obviously any changes you make to your suspension will change the behaviour of the bike. Be smart about this - don't make big changes then go and immediately send it off the biggest jump you can find without spending time getting used to the setting first.
- Time matters a lot. Keep the time between changes to your suspension to a minimum, so that you have the best memory possible of the previous setting. Multiple adjustments in a single run are a good way to do that. Comparing setups hours or even days later is a really easy way to confuse yourself.
- Trust your FIRST impression of any change - it is usually the most accurate one. You'll get used to anything over time, and what felt terrible initially may begin to feel normal as you get accustomed to it... even though it was terrible.
- Get someone else to make the changes for you, without telling you what they changed in order to eliminate placebo effects. Then re-read point number 1 above.
- This is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive coverage of all possible setup methodologies. We do simplify and cut out information just to be able to squeeze it all in. If your on-trail experience does not agree with what you expected based on something we've said, your on trail experience should always take precedence as there's almost certainly a rift in the theory as it has been communicated or understood. In other words, trust your own perceptions.
- Check your tyre pressures. They make a lot of difference.
Also, our apologies for missing the Tuesday Tune last week - the Luftkappe product launch left us swamped with too much other stuff to do!
The Tuesday Tune Ep 5 - High and Low Speed Damping, part 1 Posted on 8 Dec 00:00 , 0 comments
We get asked about this ALL THE TIME so here's the basic theory behind high speed and low speed damping and how your adjusters work. This is part 1 of the HS/LS topic - next week we'll be delving more into rebound curves and how to adjust high and low speed damping for maximum benefit.
The Tuesday Tune Ep 4 - Springs vs Dampers Posted on 7 Dec 00:00 , 2 comments
This week on the Tuesday Tune, we cover the fundamental differences between springs and dampers.
Vorsprung Suspension's Whistler workshop of wizardry reopening for servicing April 20th! Posted on 9 Apr 00:57 , 0 comments
Vorsprung Suspension is stoked to announce we'll be back on deck April 20th for servicing work! This is prime time to get your forks, shocks and dropper posts sorted before the bike park opens and summer really hits!
At Vorsprung, we're also committed to keeping your downtime minimised.
To help us do that, we've implemented an online booking system for suspension servicing, that tells you immediately how far ahead we're booked and when the next available appointment is. Returning customers will be well aware that we frequently get booked out for quite a while in advance - get in quick to make sure your place is reserved.
This also gives you price estimates for most servicing we do (unless other parts are needed for repair), including specific fork services, shock services and dropper post services. Because we try to be transparent about pricing, all the prices listed also INCLUDE tax. Of course, we understand that every job is a bit different and that you may want other things done to your fork, shock or dropper post, or you may have a fork or shock that isn't in the list yet - that's fine, these prices are estimates based on standard full service procedures, just select "Fork/Shock Service - Other" if you're not sure what you need. What we really want to do is help you get back on the bike with minimal fuss by making sure we can get your forks, shocks and dropper posts serviced and back in your hands as quickly as possible.
Click the button below and try out our online booking system now:
If you're wanting to purchase a Corset air sleeve too, we can of course install that for you - no labour surcharge if you're getting a shock service of any kind.
Got questions? Not sure what you need? Email steve at vorsprungsuspension.com and Steve will do his absolute best to both get back to you in a timely manner, and to continue referring to himself in the third person (he's a bit strange like that).
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The Tuesday Tune Ep 21 - High and Low Speed Rebound Adjustment Posted on 4 Dec 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 20 - Preload and Sag Posted on 3 Dec 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 19 - Rebound Damping Posted on 3 Dec 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 18 - Setup for Pros vs Setup for Mere Mortals Posted on 2 Dec 06:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 17 - Moar Shimz (and what they do) Posted on 1 Dec 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 16 - Bump Compliance and Harshness Posted on 30 Nov 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 15 - The Concept of Correct Setup Posted on 29 Nov 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 14 - Busting Myths Posted on 28 Nov 00:00
The Tuesday Tune Ep 13 - Inside Fox's "Budget" Fit Grip Damper Posted on 27 Nov 00:00