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Mountainbike - Suspension adjustment

Mountainbike - Suspension adjustment

Suspension Adjustment

Mountain Bike Suspension Setup - We show you how it's done!

A correctly adjusted suspension is one of the most important factors in getting you over the trails fast and quick. That's why we made a step-by-step instruction to get you closer to your desired suspension settings.

After that, you will be prepared for any trail, whether it's a flow trail with jumps or a rough nature trail.

Have fun adjusting!


  1. Basically, there are two different MTB suspensions: air spring and steel spring. Each type of suspension has its own advantages and disadvantages. You should therefore inform yourself in advance which suspension suits you and your bike best.
  2. Whether your suspension works well doesn't only depend on the suspension type and adjustment, but also on the maintenance condition if your MTB suspension. Check when the last service of your suspension components was. Dry fork seals and old damping oil can be a reason your suspension doesn't work as desired.
  3. It is advisable to take notes of the fine tuning of your suspension. This way you can start from your basic setting and adapt your bike to different trail conditions without having to start from the beginning each time.
You have read that? Then we can now start with the adjustment!

1. Adjusting the sag

2. Adjusting the rebound

3. Adjusting the compression

4. Test ride

5. Fine tuning your suspension

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All that remains to say is: Happy Trails!

Your Maciag Offroad team

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