Suspension

Enjoy a variety of write-ups and videos to help you keep your MTB suspension dialed in

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Suspension Compression Tuning Basics

So you’ve gone through our volume spacing and sag calculators – ready for the next step? Let’s go over some Suspension Compression Tuning Basics. The compression circuit of your MTB suspension is one of the more misunderstood adjustments you have at your disposal. A good reason for this is frankly MTB suspension tends to be over compressed for the average rider. “I run my shocks completely open” isn’t an uncommon answer, particularly with stock suspension. The compression circuit is designed to [...]

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BikeCo Partial and Full Fork Services

BikeCo Full and Partial Fork Services

For the best performance it is important to properly service MTB suspension. BikeCo Full and Partial Fork Services provide 3 options to keep suspension riding at its best. Partial Fork Service from $40, Full Fork Service Level A from $125 and Full Fork Service Level B from $175.   These services maintain both standard and Pro Tune forks. Running a stock fork? Learn more about advantages of BikeCo Pro Tunes here. Service interval recommendations are based upon mileage, riding conditions, riding style as [...]

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Fork Volume Spacing Calculator with Sag

We had a lot of click through, emails, chats, etc on the previous volume spacing calculator. We decided to produce second to help riders better understand tuning windows. Check out BikeCo’s Fork Volume Spacing Calculator with Sag. Like the previous calculator this works best on a computer. It will work on a mobile device however the data will stack vertically. It is again based on the basic dimensions of a 160mm Fox 36 Float Grip 2 fork. Expanding on the concepts [...]

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Volume Spacing Calculator & Explanation

MTB suspension setup is crucial for performance. Working with clients all over the world we hear a wide range of questions and theories. In this blog we take a look at setup offering a Volume Spacing Calculator & Explanation. Let’s get some quick disclaimers and notes out of the way. We measured a 2019 Fox 36 Float Grip 2 29″ fork with 160mm of travel for the calculator. Measurements are fairly accurate – but I would not claim them to [...]

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Burp MTB Fork Video – Burp & Lube Seals to improve small bump compliance

Burp MTB Fork Video – Burp & Lube Seals to improve small bump compliance Does your fork feel slappy or sticky between services? Some forks are more likely to off gas or gulp air past the seals building up pressure in the lowers. This creates additional negative spring pressure. A great trick to maximize small bump compliance as well as minimize arm pump and hand slap is occasionally burping the lowers. What To Do Ensure that your fork legs and seals are clean. Insert a [...]

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Precharge a Shock Pump Video

Learn how to Precharge a Shock Pump for the most accurate adjustments. We get a lot of clients looking to really dial in suspension. Here’s an often overlooked trick – how to precharge your shock pump. It’s not difficult however it’s strangely controversial. Sometimes science has that affect I guess, the world isn’t flat either… So, here’s the basic on why you precharge a pump. Volume change. PSI and Volume are related. When you increase volume, say, by adding the length of [...]

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BikeCo Pro Tune Advantages

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension Advantages

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension Advantages For years we’ve has been providing riders access to the best performing Fox Suspension through our proprietary Pro Tunes designed by BikeCo.com owner Joe Binatena. BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension is designed to maximize damper performance to your riding specifics.     Pro Tune’s shift performance windows taking into account RIDER SIZE, EXPERIENCE, DISCIPLINE, TERRAIN, STYLE as well as RIDING GOALS.   Rider Size: Different size different setups, easy right? Stock suspension is designed for a wide range or riders. Suspension is [...]

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MTB Suspension Setup – How to use the controls

MTB Suspension Setup – this is a topic of constant conversation at BikeCo. In January we hosted a Suspension Clinic for clients BikeCo.com. We had a great turnout for what turned into a couple hours of BikeCo owner / World Cup level mechanic Joe Binatena explaining setup and tune options. At the clinic we handed out a printed concept sheet to help riders understand the basics (in some cases pretty over simplified basics). We’ve had a handful of requests for copies [...]

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