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    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 =?

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    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 .

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    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?

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    Everything you need to know about Headshoks , right here .
    http://www.cannondale.com/tech_cente.../headshok.html

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    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...

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    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).

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