Adjusting the suspension
1. Adjusting the compression or "compression level"
The pressure level ensures that the fork compresses at a certain speed (so-called spring
Generally, the compression adjustment screw is located at the upper left side of the lower
legs (in the riding direction). Adjust this screw to the middle position by doing the following:
Turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise until you reach the stop (careful!). Now turn
the adjustment screw o the right stop and count the posible "clicks" (revolutions). Divide the possible
clicks (turns) by two and turn the adjustment screw back until you reach the middle setting.
Example: Turn 10 clicks to the right - then turn 5 clicks back.
Clockwise rotation (+) - Compression gets "stiffer" (fork / shock absorber compresses more slowly)
Counterclockwise rotation (-) - Compression gets "softer" (fork / shock absorber deflects quicker)
2. Adjusting the spring preload (SAG)
The spring preload determines how much your suspension is compressed when you sit on your
bike with your protective gear (clothing, motocross helmet, boots, etc.).
In the case of air forks, the so-called negative spring deflection is regulated by the air
pressure. Check the air pressure of your fork and adjust it to your riding weight with the help of a
suitable air pump. Specifications for the appropriate air pressure of your MX fork can be found in the
If a conventional steel spring is installed, you must first check whether the correct
spring hardness is installed (see manual). If so, proceed as above and set the middle spring preload.
Clockwise rotation (+) - Spring is under more tension (less sag)
Counterclockwise rotation (-) - Spring is under less tension (more sag)
3. Adjusting Rebound
The rebound regulates how quickly the fork decompresses. It is located at the lower left
end of the suspension fork (in riding direction).
Set the rebound to the middle setting, proceeding as described above.
Clockwise rotation (+) - Rebound is getting harder (fork / shock absorber decompresses more slowly)
Counterclockwise rotation (-) Rebound is getting softer (fork / shock absorber decompresses more quickly)