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    Sticky suspensions after being idle

    Just got my brand new bike, which is my first full suspension mtb, so sorry for the noob question. Is this normal for the suspension (front and rear) to be just a little sticky for the first movement after being idle for a while? It glides just fine after that.

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    Yes that's fine

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    Flip it upside down for a minute. That'll allow the fork oil to migrate up to the bushings & seals. It'll also redistribute the rear shock oil a bit. It'll reduce the chances of something running dry.

    But it's not necessary, just might make it a bit smoother from the start.
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    Sometimes new forks and shocks just need a handful of rides to loosen up.

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    Stick after being static is normal. Upside down to distribute bath oil is good, but won't eliminate that initial stick after having sat for a while.
    Do the math.

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