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    First FS Bike. Need help with susp. set up please...

    I just bought my first FS bike, a Diamondback Release 3. After doing weeks of research, I realize that I am getting serious components for the value of this bike, Pike RCT3, RockShox Monarch Plus RC3, SRAM X1 stuff, etc. . I had it set up right out of the box at my LBS. That said, I have ZERO idea how to set up this suspension, especially the Pike. I watched this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkpciAKveag

    to get a very basic idea. I think I have the Monarch sort of set up right (230 psi gives me about 35%), but do I leave it in the open position when I go out or in the middle? I am clueless about the Pike though. Some background:

    - 225 pounds fully loaded
    - Barely an intermediate rider (which is to say I'm still a noob)
    - Live in South Florida, so no downhill for me, but I'm def not afraid to ride the more adv. trails, especially with this bike and what it came with.
    - Not looking to win the Olympics, but want to have fun.
    - Also not looking for the "fine tune" abilities of the Pike right now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can take this bad boy out this weekend.

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    Ok. I watched this (thank you Seth's bike's hacks) twice and now have a better understanding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp0nxWZftdI

    Still a bit lost though. Ugh....

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    Ok so after this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-JtggFcxAA

    I have a much better understanding. I think I know what to do now, but if anyone has any other noob tips, that still would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratm136 View Post
    Ok so after this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-JtggFcxAA

    I have a much better understanding. I think I know what to do now, but if anyone has any other noob tips, that still would be appreciated.
    His stuff is pretty good. You should be well enough sorted to go out and finish dialing in to taste.

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