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FOX TECH CENTER
 
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BIKE SUSPENSION TUNING TIPS

Please choose a tuning tip from the list below. Do these answer your question?

Not using full travel, feels harsh, poor traction while making turns Causes: Overly stiff springs or compression damping

Solutions: Lower air pressure; reduce compression damping; softer coil springs
Bottoms, soft throughout travel Causes: Spring rate too low throughout travel, or too little compression damping

Solutions: More air pressure; increase compression damping; stiffer Coils Springs
Excessive sag, feels soft initially
but doesn't bottom
Causes: Initial spring rate or preload too low; spring too progressive

Solutions: Add air pressure or increase spring preload
Harsh over small bumps but uses full travel Causes:Initial spring rate or preload too high, springing not progressive enough, or too much compression damping

Solutions: Lower air pressure or install softer springs; reduce compression damping; reduce spring preload
Takes first bump in a series well but harsh over later bumps, poor traction in washboard corners Causes: Too much rebound damping

Solutions: Reduce rebound damping if adjustable - Non adjustable - reduce oil weight
Too Much Compression Symptom: Ride is harsh, but not as bad as too much rebound. As speed increases, so does harshness. Rear end will want to kick when going over medium to large bumps ( shock resist movement even on medium size bumps)

Solutions: Decrease compression until harshness is gone

Tip: To learn what damping can do for your ride, experiment with the compression adjustments and rebound adjustments ( if your shock model has them ). We suggest you start with compression damping... Turn compression adjuster (blue knob Vanilla RC & Vanilla DH only) to full firm ride your bike for awhile and then turn the adjuster to full soft. This will give you an idea what compression damping can do. Like wise do the same with your rebound adjusters..... Feel what fast is ..... Feel what slow is
Wheel chatters over small bumps during braking or downhills Causes: Too much preload (perhaps because of soft springs) causing suspension to top out; possibly too much compression damping

Solutions: Reduce preload decrease compression
Takes first bump in a series well but harsh over later bumps, poor traction in washboard corners Causes: Too much rebound damping

Solutions: Reduce rebound damping if adjustable - Non adjustable - reduce oil weight
Front end springs back too quickly after bumps, poor traction in bumpy corners Causes: Not enough rebound damping

Solutions: Increase rebound damping if adjustable
Rear Tuning tips Tips: There are three major adjustments for FOX Racing Shox for Bicycles: Springs / preload, Compression damping, Rebound damping. The spring preload sets the ride height of the bike and determines how much of the total travel will be available for compression and how much will be available for extension. Damping keeps the bicycle from behaving like an old Sacked out Cadillac - i.e., still bouncing 10 seconds after hitting a bump. Compression damping slows the shock when it is being compressed. Rebound damping slows the shock when it is rebounding.
Spring preload Tips Tips: PreLoad is adjusted at the shock body ( silver knurled ring ) Shaft sag setting too much - Increase preload - maximum two full turns. In many cases you will need to purchase a new spring for correct sag settings. Set up your bike correctly to keep repair cost down ! Shaft sag setting too little - Reduce preload or use a softer spring.
Fox rear shocks spring preload warning Warning: If you need more than two turns of preload you will need a higher spring rate. To much preload will cause the spring to coil bind and in some cases damage to the shock may result. Typical coil bind dam-age - Vanilla RC body end caps cracked or broken and Pre-load and spring retainers bent or broken... and in some cases bent damper shafts.
Not using full travel, feels harsh, poor corning and braking traction Tips: Overly stiff spring rate or compression damping, possibly too much PreLoad
Shock Damping Adjustment Locations Tips:Rebound adjustment (if applicable) is located at the shaft end of rear shock ( red knob ). Compression adjustment (if applicable) is located at the top of the Vanilla's reservoir (Blue Knob). The Float RL and the Vanilla RL have a blue compression damping lock out lever.
Too little Rebound Symptom: Ride the bike slowly off a curb and if you get after bounce ( Boing, Boing, Boing) you will know the setting a little to fast

Solutions: Increase rebound "gradually" until the wallow is gone and after bounce from curb drop gone
Too Much Rebound Symptom: Ride is harsh, suspension control is limited and traction is lost. Rear end will pack down, forcing the suspension of the bike to skip over bumps instead of following the terrain

Solutions: Decrease rebound "gradually" until harsh ride is gone and braking traction is regained. This will also keep the rear suspension from packing down
Rear shock
Lack of Compression
Symptom: The rear suspension will feel too active (bounce and wallow excessively)
After big jump landings the shock bottoms to easy

Solutions: Insufficient compression - Increase compression "gradually until the balance / feel is optimized. You will notice better control over the Bounce and wallow symptoms

FORKS AND SHOCKS Manuals

BIKE OWNER'S MANUALS

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Note: To properly view the Japanese 2007 FOX owner's manual, you must either have the proper Japanese fonts installed on your system or your operating system must be a localized Japanese version.

ALL FORKS AND SHOCKS

YEAR DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE
2006 32 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2006 36 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2006 40 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2005 32 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2005 36 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2005 40 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2004 32 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian                           Spanish
2003 32 mm Forks English       French      German      Italian                           Spanish
2002 32 mm Forks English       French      German     


SHOCKS

2007 ALL FORKS AND SHOCKS English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2006 Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2006 Specialized Bikes Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian      Japanese      Spanish
2005 Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian                           Spanish
2005 Septune Supplement Specialized Bikes English      
2005 Triad Supplement Specialized Bikes English      
2004 Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian                           Spanish
2003 Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian                           Spanish
2003 Vanilla DH Intense + M1 English
2003 Vanilla DH Kona Stab Primo English
2003 Vanilla DH Supplement English
2002 Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian                           Spanish
2000-2001 Rear Shocks English       French      German      Italian      Spanish


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