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Old 05-25-08, 08:07 AM   #1
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Question about rebound

A few months ago, I purchased an 08 GF Pirahna and it came with the RS Tora 302. I've got no problem figuring out the lockout. (Seems pretty obvious.) My only question is the rebound. The adjustment is at the bottom of the fork. Since it has two positions, fast and slow, I assume it is how fast (or slow) the fork returns to it's noncompressed state. Am I on the right path? Also, I assume adjusting the rebound is personal preference. Thanks for the help.
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A few months ago, I purchased an 08 GF Pirahna and it came with the RS Tora 302. I've got no problem figuring out the lockout. (Seems pretty obvious.) My only question is the rebound. The adjustment is at the bottom of the fork. Since it has two positions, fast and slow, I assume it is how fast (or slow) the fork returns to it's noncompressed state. Am I on the right path? Also, I assume adjusting the rebound is personal preference. Thanks for the help.
Yep, that's exactly what it does. I'm not familiar with the TORA, but it seems weird to me to have only 2 positions. More expensive forks have a range of adjustment. If your rebound is set too high, then your fork will get progressively more harsh as you hit consecutive bumps because it won't return to full extension before the next bump is hit. If it's too low, then the fork will be more harsh and possibly "bouncy" compared to the perfect setting because the fork will be moving too fast on the return stroke which will add to the energy that the compression stroke has to absorb.
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I also have a question regarding rebound on my shock.

I’ve been messing around with different settings and the way I have it now, my butt is getting pushed off the seat when the shock returns. So I’m thinking I need to add rebound (turn the dial toward +) to slow down the return. Correct?

Thanks!
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I also have a question regarding rebound on my shock.

Iíve been messing around with different settings and the way I have it now, my butt is getting pushed off the seat when the shock returns. So Iím thinking I need to add rebound (turn the dial toward +) to slow down the return. Correct?

Thanks!
incorrect. Less rebound you want to turn it (-)
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I also have a question regarding rebound on my shock.

Iíve been messing around with different settings and the way I have it now, my butt is getting pushed off the seat when the shock returns. So Iím thinking I need to add rebound (turn the dial toward +) to slow down the return. Correct?

Thanks!
It depends on why you're getting bounced. If you're getting bounced because your shock returns to the uncompressed state too quickly then you need to add rebound damping. If you're getting bounced because the shock is too compressed when you hit the next bump then you need to take damping out. Until your butt is calibrated to what's going on the best way to know is to play with the settings until it feels right. Find a section of trail where the problem is particularly bad and ride it over and over while adjusting things until it's as good as it's gonna get.
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the tora is not two positions it is a rnage you can set it anywhere in between the turtle and the rabbit. My ass is big and i seem to like it almost full rabbit. (the toras [at least my 302] has a turtle rabbit system none of those silly pluses and minuses)
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If your standing over the bike with your feet on the ground, push down on the handlebars with your palms on the grips. Then adjust the rebound so that the bars say touching your palms when you push down and pull them back up. If you can pull your hands away the rebound is too slow, remember that you don't want a pogo stick fork but you don't want it too slow or it will starting packing up and make for a horrible ride.

For rear rebound I've found that if you know of a trail section will small little dips. Make several runs and adjust your rear rebound so that if you stay seated thru the dips it doesn't feel like your about to get thrown over the bars. Hitting the dips and having it slightly lift you off the seat is OK, you just don't want any sudden and fast returns that throw you up and out of the seat out of control. Normally you would probably be standing when hitting these dips but slowing down and staying seated will help you dial in your rebound to perfection.
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