adjusting my headshok
I am overly confuse about rebound and compression dampening. I have an 06 F600 with the super fatty DL Headshok-the one with the red knob adjustable rebound and lockout. I went through some really rough rooted downhill stuff yesterday and was bucked off the bike. Can some one explain what turning the - rebound knob does and what the +rebound knob does? Also, how the shock air (the one I adjust with my shock pump) can affect my ride.I want to adjust both so that I can handle most decent bumps and roots. My trails are smooth with occasional wet rots and muddy fist size rocks.
Rebound knob - =?
Robound knob +=?
Shock air pressure high=?
Shock air pressure low =?
In a nut shell ....................
Rebound = the speed in which the suspension returns to it's starting position
after it has compressed from hitting a bump (goes down) .
Compression = the resistance of the suspension to go down after a bump .
The higher the air pressure , the stiffer the fork is .
The lower the air pressure , the softer the fork travel is .
To get an idea of how both features work , set either at it's lowest setting
and pump the fork .
Then set either to their highest setting and compare how it works in comparison
to the lowest .
I read that rebound was more important for turns and compression was more important for hits. I want to follow cannondale's guidlines for preset so I can fidle with it. Is there any literature out there from cannondale on the headshok?
Everything you need to know about Headshoks , right here .
where does one go about getting a pump for a headshock? Do they come with the bike? I have a new F3 but no pump...
You just buy them from a bike shop - they are generic, "shock pumps", like normal ones but smaller and usually with a gauge (and more expensive).