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Adjusting of compression and platform

The compression regulates how fast the shock compresses. If, for example, you are experiencing unwanted suspension bob on your bike, you can counteract this by adjusting the hardness of the compression. This also helps when the suspension fork compresses too far when riding down steps or bottoms out with hard shocks.

The adjusting screws for compression are often blue and located near the screws for adjusting the rebound. However, please note that the not all shocks allow the rider to adjust the compression.

The lower the compression, the more sensitive and comfortable the suspension performance will be.

Lockout

The Lockout function allows the rider to effectively switch off the shock’s compression. RockShox suspension forks allow you to activate the lockout via the PopLoc lever on the handlebar. Picture 1 Magura forks also have the Lockout lever on the handlebar. DT Swiss forks can be blocked by turning the silver knob on the top right of the fork crown.

FOX RL and RLC forks allow you to intensify the level of compression right through to total Lockout via the blue lever. Picture 2 The fork then only compresses when the bike hits extremely hard bumps. On FOX forks with RLC technology the breakaway torque can be adjusted. The breakaway torque can be adjusted via the black knob on the top right of the fork crown. If you turn the knob clockwise, you increase the trigger force that is required to make the fork compress. Picture 3


High Speed und Low Speed Compression

With some RockShox and FOX models you can adjust the high speed and low speed compression separately, i.e. the speed dependent damping.

High speed compression absorbs shocks which only affect the fork very momentarily, for example roots, stones or steps. The higher the high speed compression is, the greater is the protection against bottom-out. The low speed compression, however, counteracts loads which affect the suspension for longer periods, for example when riding through banked bends, during shifts of weight or when braking. The low speed compression prevents the fork from sinking further down which would result in a reduction of travel.

You can adjust the lowspeed performance with the small screws and the highspeed performance with the bigger screws.

With FOX RC2 models you can adjust the high speed compression on the upper blue adjusting wheel at the bottom of the right-hand fork stanchion. Picture 5 Picture 5 The low speed compression regulator is somewhat smaller and is positioned directly below it. Picture 6 On RLC models the blue low speed adjusting knob is at the top right of the fork crown. Picture 7

Certain Fox 36 forks and the Fox 40 have the possibilty to adjust high- and lowspeed compression. Picture 8

On other Fox spring elements you can adjust compression using CTD function.

You can set up high- and lowspeed rebound and compression on the Cane Creek Double Barrel damper. You can adjust the compression with the screws on the left hand side and the rebound with the screws on the right hand side. The screws on the right hand side are for adjusting compression. The lever is for switching on and off the climb switch fuction which suppresses pedal bobbing.

Adjustment of the Terralogic threshold

The Terralogic threshold adjuster is a blue knob fitted to the relevant FOX forks at the bottom of the left-hand stanchion.


Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.

Picture 1: Rock Shox Pop Lock knob

Picture 1: Rock Shox Pop Lock knob

Picture 2: Locking a Fox 32 Float fork

Picture 2: Locking a Fox 32 Float fork

Picture 3: Adjusting of threshold of Fox 32 Float forks

Picture 3: Adjusting of threshold of Fox 32 Float forks

Picture 4: The compression knob is placed inside the black cap

Picture 4: The compression knob is placed inside the black cap

Picture 5: Adjusting of highspeed compression on RC2 forks

Picture 5: Adjusting of highspeed compression on RC2 forks

Picture 6: Adjusting of lowspeed compression of Fox RC2 forks

Picture 6: Adjusting of lowspeed compression of Fox RC2 forks

Picture 7: Adjusting of highspeed compression on Fox RLC forks

Picture 7: Adjusting of highspeed compression on Fox RLC forks

Picture 8: Compression unit on Fox 36 forks

Picture 8: Compression unit on Fox 36 forks

Picture 9: Compression unit on Cane Creek Double Barrel Air dampers

Picture 9: Compression unit on Cane Creek Double Barrel Air dampers

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