In a few days I hope to be the owner of a shiny new Podium with a DBAir. I liked the DBAir a lot on my Chilcotin. However, the flexibility of the shock is at the limit of my tinkering ability (which is ultimately a good thing). I set it up like Dusty recommended and it has been pretty dialed from the get go. More issues with setting up the Fox 160 float on the Chilcotin than the DBAIR.
So back to the 2013 Podium. This will be used primarily for the NW CUP race series (www.nwcup.com) and Whistler MTB park. I decided to go with more of a 'Race' setup than big hit setup, and am using carbon parts, some of which may be modified (more on this in another thread). I am moving the Fox 40 fork from my DT to the Podium, and using a regular wheelset (823/Hadley). I did well in CAT 3 last year, and moved up to CAT 2 after two races, where I was mid-pack. I would like to challenge for a podium spot this year. Regarding Whistler. I think the Air shock will be perfect, since by its nature it can be set up with much more 'pop' for the jump lines etc. I will likely use completely different settings, since 'go fast' and fun factor 'big airs' are often exclusive of each other.
What I am interested in is what people who have air shocks on their podiums have to say about settings, what tinkering they did to get it dialed, and perhaps the rational behind that tinkering. I recall the excellent post by Noel Buckley himself on how to dial in a suspension, and anticipate using something like that. However, I will likely only be able to test short runs at local places, before the day of the first race. So, I would like to get it as close as possible before race day.
I also how that this becomes a good place for others to catalog their experience with air shocks on their DH/park Knolly. (even if it is not a 2013 Podium)
Thanks in advance!
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