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    I think the manual has an error

    http://www.specialized.com/be/en/bc/...ServiceManuals

    On page 9, I think they have slow and firm switched up on the legend. On the rebound they use "from full firm" and on the blue compression label they say "from full slow". Shouldn't these be opposite, or do I understand this incorrectly?

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    full firm and full slow are both all the way in and is where you start with your settings

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    right, but from my understanding the term slow should be used when referring to the rebound, and firm should be used when referring to the blue brain fade compression knob. They have it the other way around. I wanted to make sure my understanding of the settings was correct.

    I thought that link would bring you right to it, but it doesn't. This is in page 9 of the 2011 Epic FSR manual.

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    It looks like a typo in the 2011 Epic FSR manual. The 2011 suspension chart is ok though. They've changed the legend on the 2011 chart however. The legend showing the different brain and propedal options is explained much more clearly on the 2010 suspension chart.

    2011 Epic FSR Manual (with typo on Page 9)
    http://service.specialized.com/colla...FSR-Manual.pdf

    2011 Suspension Setup Chart (without typo but unclear legend)
    http://cdn.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/..._air_Chart.pdf

    2010 Suspension Setup Chart (with more detailed legend)
    http://cdn.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/..._8-5x11_r5.pdf

    Rebound or Compression damping adjustments are usually referred to in most setup guides as being from "full fast" through to "full slow". "Full fast" rebound is when the red rebound dial is turned fully counter clockwise and means the suspension will return to its starting position quickly after it has been compressed. "Full slow" rebound is when the red rebound dial is turned fully clockwise and means the suspension will return to its starting position slowly after it has been compressed.

    The Specialized Brain platform settings are usually "full firm" through to "full soft". "Full firm" brain adjustment is when the blue brain dial is turned fully clockwise. This setting has the most brain platform so the shock or fork feels as though it is locked out until you hit a bump. "Full soft" brain adjustment is when the blue brain dial is turned fully counter clockwise. This setting is the least amount of brain platform and the shock can move freely.

    This is a suspension setup guide I copied and pasted from another site.

    My New S-work Epic impressions

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    Last edited by WR304; 01-29-2011 at 11:07 AM.

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    Great, thanks for the detailed response.

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