What’s up guys Jeoffrey here from the Europe team. Today I’ll be showing you how to adjust the suspension on the Super73-RX.
- The new RX models are equipped with an upside-down fork
- The stanchions are upside down as you can see
- This way the seals keep clean, if it was the other way around, dirt could be piling up on these seals, and they would wear out faster.
- The fork has a protector protecting the stanchions from dirt and stones impacts and so damaging the suspension
- The left side of the fork is to adjust the preload, which you set based on the weight of the rider. This decides the negative travel of the spring.
- You can use the blue ring on the suspension as a measurement. The whole spring has a space of about 150 mm and your sag should be about 20% of this, when you’re sitting on the bike.
- If it is more, twist it to plus, if it is less twist it to minus and it will get a bit softer spring in a bit easier.
- The right side of the fork is to adjust the rebound, this indicates how fast the spring stretches again.
- This is important when you’re riding on rough terrain and you need your spring to reload fast before you hit the next bump.
- On the right is where you set the rebound. You can choose from 16 different settings. Where the twist button on the right has 16 clicks from left to right, so if you put it on 8 clicks you’re in the middle and you can try to figure out what rebound you think is best for you.
- The rear damper is also with a coil
- By twisting the coil you can again adjust the preload.
- You have a small measurement tool and the perfect preload is again 20% of the whole spring.
- This small red button is to adjust the rebound, this time it has 18 clicks, so 9 clicks is your center point.
- Personally, I wouldn't recommend putting it on the utmost clicks, so 18 or 1. Always on 2 or 17, because the buttons are on max and if dirt comes in it might get stuck.
- With the button on the piggyback, you can adjust your compression and adjust the preload even more precisely.
Please let me know in the comments if you have any additional questions about the suspension or on what you would like to see more tutorials.