Suspension setup is a hot topic and quite often riders can get a bit too bogged down with all the minutia of it. From a coaches point of view, what we would say is, it’s important to have the right base tune in the first place. It’s important not only for performance but to have a well balanced bike that will allow you to use (and hopefully develop) your skills properly.
With modern suspensions, loaded with controls, the tuning process can be a bit daunting and is certainly time consuming (we recommend this cool video by Fox Suspension). Not everyone has the time or patience to do bracketing properly so we found a way to speed things up a little…
There are a couple of devices on the market that allow you to measure your suspension’s movements and recommend some adjustments accordingly, directly on your smartphone. We chose the SMB Flow for its ability to work with air and coil suspensions.
Once installed (the only “issue” we found is the device doesn’t always fit with every frame design, for example it doesn’t work with a coil shock on my Nomad), it’s really easy to setup your SAG very precisely, it will then only take about 1 or 2 runs to get enough data to suggest some adjustments. They won’t necessarily be perfect but will give you a solid base to start fine tuning from if you wish and if you can’t be bothered you can ride knowing that there isn’t anything badly wrong with your suspensions!
We now offer our clients the option to rent the device during their session with us, you’ll go away with better skills and a bike setup on actual data not just feelings. What’s not to like?!
New this year, discover Morzine in the best season, the autumn!
No chairlifts (although we might use some uplifts) but… the mountain to yourself! Come and ride with/like the locals.
L’Aiglon (www.bikeaiglon.com), is offering some superb flats, self or fully catered, a massive safe garage, bike wash and more. Here is an example of price:
Contact us for more details or a personalised quote.
Greg was a newbie in the PDS so Jo took him out for 2 days to show him the very best the area has to offer.
They spent the 1st day riding in the Bike Park
Whilst Jo took him a little more off the beaten track for day 2.
We have teamed up with one of the very best chalet companies in Morzine (More Mountain), to offer you a great week of guided mountain biking this summer, the MoreAbility week! Treat yourself to top class accommodation and improve your riding skills whilst discovering the best of the Portes du Soleil.
Thanks to Sababike (“sababa” = “cool/chill” in Hebrew), Jo flew to Israel for a week, the goal being helping out with a workshop for Israeli instructors… and discovering the local singletracks, of course!
Here are some photos and a video of our desert ride, amazing!
Tal Rozow, the man with the plan.