When taking ownership of that new mountain bike, the first thing novice riders often do is ride it off the pavement – or down a small flight of stairs.
Feeling the suspension fork and shock move and smooth that
pavement drop or those stairs, justifies all the money spent. But very few
mountain bikers bother getting their suspension working properly.
Mountain bike suspension can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Despite all the guides manufacturers provide for forks and shocks, to prevent riders from making poor adjustments, far too many bikes roll with ill-configured suspension.