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How to adjust my suspension forks (coil sprung)

Old 10-16-17, 02:50 AM
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How to adjust my suspension forks (coil sprung)

i have just bought a second hand dual suspension bike and i keep bottoming out the forks. is there any way i can stop that without replacing the coil.
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Old 10-16-17, 02:52 AM
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how to adjust my suspension forks (coil sprung)

i have just bought a second hand dual suspension bike and i keep bottoming out the forks. is there any way i can stop that without replacing the coil.
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What brand and model bike, and with what fork? Is there a preload adjustment?
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the bike is a specialized status 1 2014 with single crown 170mm, i have no idea on the brand of fork though. is the preload knob usually on the bottom of the fork?
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I did some digging on that bike. Nice bike. Looks like you might have this fork:

http://www.xfusionshox.com/products/280-2012-vengeance-hlr-coil

There is a link on the above page to an owner's manual.

Also, fwiw, I found a review of your bike:

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/full-suspension/product/review-specialized-status-1-14-47975/

Getting back to preload, normally I would expect to see it as a knob on the top left. Unless you have an air preload, in which case look for a Schrader valve top left.

Edit: I read the PDF manual. Looks like no preload. You might need to order a different spring then.
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thank you very much for that!!!
it looks like the only adjustment is the rebound (on top right) on the left there is nothing. however on the bottem right there is a small knob that i am not sure what it is for. i think the forks may be aftermarket because they look different to the pictures and the rear shock is definitely not stock. i think i may just get a stiffer spring
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thank you very much for that!!!
it looks like the only adjustment is the rebound (on top right) on the left there is nothing. however on the bottem right there is a small knob that i am not sure what it is for. i think the forks may be aftermarket because they look different to the pictures and the rear shock is definitely not stock. i think i may just get a stiffer spring
Those knobs (are there two?) on the bottom right are the compression damping adjustments.

I found a setup guide online with some photos in it:

file:///C:/Users/j_000/Downloads/2012vengeancesetupguide.pdf

Hmmm....that guide says the coil version does not have compression adjustment. OTOH, your fork might be from a different year, and often fork brands will create special OEM models for bicycle brands.
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no there is only one knob
yeah ok thanks very much!!!
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