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    Spesh Suspension Tech: Help Brain Set-up?

    Specialized Suspension Tech, I few years ago you posted some general set-up guide lines for the Brain on the Epic. I know you guys have spent some cash on the set-up video on your website but, your help was spot-on last time so I hope you'll throw me a bone.
    For the 2010 Epic Fox Brain, what what you recommend for at 170lbs racer? I am most interested in what you recommend for rebound.

    Thank you!

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    For the 2010 Fox Epic Brain I would recommend to start with 180psi 3 clicks from full firm brain and ~2.5 - 3 clicks from full slow rebound. I personally have found that I like a fairly slow rebound in the rear to keep the rear of the bike planted, but not so slow that packing down is an issue. I've setup a lot of people like this and they enjoyed it but a few still liked a fairly quick rebound in the rear. For the front end of the bike I recommend a quicker rebound than the rear, this will help keep the front end of the bike up when the trail points down. What I do now for setting up bikes in the field is to first set the PSI and with the Brain in full soft check the rebound, set it to where it is apparent that its to slow then go 1-2 clicks faster.
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    Good job!

    SST, thank you for always being so helpful here on this board!

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    How about me.

    240lbs. 09 Stumpy FSR Expert Carbon. Talas @120mm.

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    Hi Tony;

    We have some online resources to help educate those on suspension setup. The principles learned in the suspension setup videos can be applied to all suspension platforms. We have also develped suspension initial starting point setup charts for our components and a few fox components. These resources can be viewed here:

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...Name=downloads

    For other manufacturer's visit their prospective websites or owner's manuals.

    If you have any further setup questions, share with me what expereience you are looking for and what your current setup is. PSI, rebound clicks from full slow, compression/brain clicks from full firm, for both fork and shock.
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    I think those charts will get me started. thx. never seen those before.

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    it works

    used SST's suggestion about slowing the rebound on my '09 epic w/AFR. worked really well. 5 clicks back from full slow, I'm using the recomended psi from the manual.

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    SST, you rule. Thanks.

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    front shock ?

    2010 epic comp 29 here. I looked through all the materials I got with the bike and on the website, I don't see any documentation about how to setup the Reba SL shock other than the sticker which shows the air pressures on the fork itself.

    Is there suppose to be a manual for it? Do I need to go to RS to find it? Thanks.

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    The knowledge learned in our suspension setup videos on specialized.com in the support section can be used across most suspension platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speci- Suspension Tech
    The knowledge learned in our suspension setup videos on specialized.com in the support section can be used across most suspension platforms.
    OK, will check out the videos.

    This is my first full suspension bike, when I'm riding a stretch of trail that is very bumpy and I'm going downhill and not pedaling, is the technique to be off the saddle and absorbing the bumps thru the pedals or should I be seated putting weight on the back end of the bike? Thanks.

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    As per my previous post,SSt's suggestions about slowing down the rebound worked very well and it took the "klunk" that so many brain users are familiar with out of the suspension. Now it just works with no big Klunk to worry about.

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