Bike Setup (Suspension)

Check your suspension, is it really right for you?

The suspension setup is the key for determining whether a bike is really set up right for you. The ride height must be correct for each rider and it depends on the height and weight of the rider. Since ride height varies from bike to bike, you will want to check your owner's manual for determining the correct ride height.

When your suspension is too soft or hard, the bike will not perform properly and your ride will be harsh and rough.  On top of that, the suspension will not react as well on landing jumps or riding over choppy bumps or braking bumps.  Improper ride height will also cause the suspension and other parts of your bike to wear out faster.  And along with the wear and tear on the bike, arm pump can develop sooner and fatigue may start to set in sooner than it should.

Make sure your suspension is set up for the rider to get the most out of your machine and to have a good ride.  Tune in next month when we will go over the controls of your bike and how to set them up properly.