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    Show Me What'cha got Blazinall91's Avatar
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    too squishy

    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.

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    If you have/had a Shiver could you please give me some tips/advice as to getting it tuned.
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    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.

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    well, we'll have to see. I know the springs in there aren't up to my weight so we'll start there.
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    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.
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    Marz notorious for being softly sprung. Hope the X-firm spring ends up being enough.

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