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  1. #1
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    setting up full suspension for jumps

    Hey all, have a bmx background, and hardtail mountain bikes

    got a full suspension bike, and its great for steep downhills, rocks, riding off ledges, down stairs, etc etc

    but i don't like it for jumps. I am getting used to it, but its not great. The landings are nice but the take off not good.

    It tries to sap the energy of the ramp, especially the smaller steeper ramps, the longer bigger ramps are easier.

    what is the best way to adjust shocks for this? just lots of PSI and stiffest settings?

    i have

    Fox TALAS 32R front

    Fox Float RP32 rear shock

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    That is the reason i have been thinking about grabbing a 26 inch hardtail to play on.

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    In general you probably want to set up firmer for jumping and landing. The everyday setup would be too soft for a jump session. For sure I'd increase compression and speed up the rebound a bit so the bottom out would not be so harsh. Trial and error would help you dial the suspension to your riding style. Basically you'd want to use all of your travel without harsh bottoming.

    Check out lee likes bike website, I read the post about this a while back.

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