Mountain Biking - too squishy
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12-12-06, 02:36 AM
OK. So now that my Shiver is on my bike, I need help getting it in tune. My last fork had one adjustment knob this on has four possibilities.
It is way too soft, it bobs like crazy when I pedal and i can't seem to get it anywhere near where I want it so, I'm gonna start by ordering a heavier spring. Seeing as I weigh 225, I'm gonna go with the 220-250lbs spring.
If you have/had a Shiver could you please give me some tips/advice as to getting it tuned.
12-12-06, 02:40 AM
Shiver's have always been really really soft forks.
This summer before I got my Zulu I rode a Super8 with Shiver DC's, and they were probably the softest fork i've ever ridden.
12-12-06, 02:45 AM
well, we'll have to see. I know the springs in there aren't up to my weight so we'll start there.
12-12-06, 03:48 AM
heavier spring, as noted. then check your oil height. play with that a bit. raise/lower, and play with differing viscosities until you get what you like out of the fork.
you have some air preload on there, right? up that a bit. maybe slow your rebound down a bit as well to see if that helps until you can get the right spring in.
Marz notorious for being softly sprung. Hope the X-firm spring ends up being enough.
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