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HELP! Rear shock setup...


Merlin

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Hi everyone,

 

 

 

I have a Manitou Swinger 3-way Air installed on my bike.

 

 

 

I have been back and forth to just about all of the mainstream bike shops in Sandton over the last few months.

 

 

 

None of them have been able to help me out, and all have generally made the situation worse.

 

 

 

Some even declined to even try adjusting it.

 

 

 

HtF can a bike shop be scared of tinkering with a bike shock!?

 

 

 

The problem is that I am leaving on Wednesday for a big bike trip and my rear shock is now @#$^ed...

 

 

 

I have a shock pump, which was checked out and apparently serviced, recently.

 

 

 

I cannot get it right, and am now in dire need of assistance.

 

 

 

I am in the Woodmead/Buccleuch/Kyalami area and really could do with some help. If you know how to setup rear air shocks, especially making them a little harder for bigger jumps, etc. and wouldn't mind helping me out, please let me know.

 

 

 

I really need to get this done by the end of tomorrow. :(

 

 

 

Thanks, Nic

 

 

 

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Many thanks for your call and the setup files, Mike.

 

 

 

Above and beyond. :)

 

 

 

I suspect it's more an issue with my shock pump than my shock. I spoke to Ruan at Spoke Works and am going past there tomorrow for some help with the setup. I'll take a look at your files beforehand.

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Hi Merlin

 

The Manitous are fairly complex to set up, I have the SPV S Type. But if you follow the files that have been sent to you you should be fine. I can't remember if the Swinger has an SPV chamber, but for big jumps I think you want SPV pressure as low as possible (50 psi), set up the main air chamber to suit your travel needs. This gives the most relaxed ride. Then gradually increase the pressure in the SPV chamber till happy. Good luck.
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Hi Merlin

 

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The Manitous are fairly complex to set up' date=' I have the SPV S Type. But if you follow the files that have been sent to you you should?be fine. I can't remember if the Swinger has an SPV chamber, but for big jumps I think you want SPV pressure as low as?possible (50 psi), set up the main air chamber to suit your travel needs.?This gives the most relaxed ride. Then gradually increase the pressure in the SPV chamber till happy. Good luck.
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Hi patham,

 

 

 

Yup, my Swinger 3 has an SPV chamber.

 

 

 

I've just gotten back from Spoke Works where Ruan and his guys helped me out.

 

 

 

Thank you very much Ruan - your help was greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

I'll certainly be recommending your services to anyone I come across who needs suspension servicing done. smiley1.gif

 

 

 

WooHoo! Lesotho, here I come...again! smiley4.gif

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