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Old 02-17-07, 07:34 PM
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newbie question : what is this knob for???

This knob is for changing the preload of the fork,


What is this knob for then??


also, I'd like to know for chaning the setting of the preload or the mysterious knob, when I turn one side, it actually balances both side of the fork, is that right?
I'm sorry I know that this is a really stupid question.

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Stiffness?
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Rebound probably.
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Thats the self destruct button......


..........or the rebound adj.
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oh, if it's the rebound button, how can I use it? What effect will it do adjusting it ?
and... if it's the self-destruction button... does it have a 10seconds countdown for me to run?
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Originally Posted by dennis72
oh, if it's the rebound button, how can I use it? What effect will it do adjusting it ?
and... if it's the self-destruction button... does it have a 10seconds countdown for me to run?
......well it should speed up or slow down how fast the fork rebounds.
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On my old RST fork those knobs didnt do sh**. They were supposed to be rebound adjustment or whatever, but they really dont work at all.

Maybe yours is different...
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Old 02-19-07, 02:38 PM
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Yeh my RST preload adjust doesn't do jack****. But it was totally budget, meets my purposes so I'm not bothered
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Rewind. The bike automatically stores your ride on an internal hard drive. This can then be rewound and replayed at your leisure. It's a great way to review your technique and thus make improvements. It can also be a way to relive some spectacular wrecks and crashes. Bikes have come so far in recent years.
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Preload= stiffness & Mystery button with R on it= Rebound, which is speed/power the fork pushes back up after compressing.

I had an RST fork with preload and stuff and was wondering why they turned infinitely and didn't do anything. took them off and found they are just caps popped into the tube, they didn't connect to anything, just decoration.

An example of rebound is I have an old bike with no rebound control, if you hit something hard enough to compress the shock all the way down, you have to be prepared for it to come back up, or it will throw you off!

if your Rebound is too high the fork will kick up really hard after a big bump. if it's too low it may take too long to come back up, so in rough choppy sections it could bottom out or have wierd handling.
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