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Old 04-26-08, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question about suspension and saddle on Trek 3900

I just bought a new Trek 3900 (2007 model) and I'm just wondering how the suspension fork is adjusted. I know that there is a little knob on top that you can rotate one way or the other, but I can't really figure out what this does or how I should set it, which way is stiffer or not as stiff. The generic Trek manual I downloaded doesn't seem to cover specifics like this.
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Old 04-26-08, 06:29 PM   #2
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When I bought my bike recently the fork had a manual with it...perhaps you could go back to the bike shop and get that manual. Sorry I don't have a straight up answer, but I am unfamiliar with the forks on Treks.
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Old 04-26-08, 08:16 PM   #3
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they really dont have much in the way of adjustments
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why dont we just call these things seats?
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What fork is it?
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i think it is an InSync Grind 1, 70mm travel i don't know much about it, but i doubt you can adjust it much. does it have pictures near it? a lock? or a rabbit / turtle?
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I believe the knob is a preload which squishes down the elastimer to make the shock feel stiffer. I had a similar shock on my bike and my wife has a similar shock on her (but different brands entirely). I liked mine adjusted mostly soft and my wife liked hers adjusted full soft. It's a matter of feel, but IIRC it takes a lot of turning before you can feel the difference.
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I have a trek 3900.... the fork doesnt adjust at all,... the knob is just for show lol.
it really has no effect
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I have a trek 3900.... the fork doesnt adjust at all,... the knob is just for show lol.
it really has no effect
Crank that knob A LOT. You may notice a difference. On my wife's Judy and my old Manitou it tool a lot of turning but the shock would eventually stiffen. It would take four or five full turns before you'd notice any difference at all and only at the extremes was it at all obvious.

It's not at all like a damping setting that feels different with every 1/8th turn "click".
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I've taken Pliers to it and it didn't do much of anything lol.
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Well I figured it out...had to turn it a LOT it was on full soft evidently. I did get it adjusted properly with 15% sag as recommended.
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