ABOUT HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENT
The dual compression knobs located on the reservoir controls the high- and low-speed damping of the
shock absorber. Functioning independently, the larger black knob controls the high-speed setting
(when the shafts movement is faster like when landing jumps, holes, etc.).
HOW TO ADJUST THE HIGH-SPEED
COMPRESSION
Use the BIGGER BLACK KNOB to adjust the
high-speed compression damping.
- To INCREASE (make stiffer) the compression
damping, you need to turn the knob
CLOCKWISE. There is a sticker on the shock’s
head indicating S and H (soft, hard). TURN
TOWARDS THE H.
- To REDUCE (make softer) the compression
damping, you need to turn the knob
COUNTERCLOCKWISE. There is a sticker on
the knob indicating S and H (soft, hard).
TURN TOWARDS THE S.
You should start in the middle of the
adjustment. There are about 20 clicks of high-
speed compression adjustment. To adjust
properly, turn the knob 2-3 clicks at a time and
take a test ride. The adjustment is more
sensitive towards the H than the S.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Riding speed and compression speed are
different. A small obstacle hit when riding at
high speed will make the shocks shaft move
very fast and will be managed by the high-
speed compression damping circuit (black
knob).
The low-speed compression mainly affects
the feeling of the suspension in such situa-
tions as when cornering, riding over smooth
undulations, in g-outs, under hard acceler-
ation or braking.
When the high-speed knob (large black
knob) is turned, the small gold-coloured
knob follows its movement without going out
of adjustment and vice versa.
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ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES
HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION (STAGE 4, STAGE 5 AND FACTORY MODELS)
HARDER
(CLOCKWISE)
SOFTER
(COUNTER-
CLOCKWISE)
ON STAGE 4 MODELS:
HARDER
(CLOCKWISE)
SOFTER
(COUNTER-
CLOCKWISE)
ON STAGE 5 MODELS:
 
 

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