He asked about cornering, not small bumps.SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:speed up the rebound for smaller bumps at speed
Don't thread-jack...ask your questions in your own thread. :nono:mrpercussive said:i've got a Swinger 6 way... is the bottom out resistance the Hi Speed compression knob? or is it the Hex Red knob where the Schrader valve is at??? Doesnt make sense for that to be it though... Also, if i run that one all the way open, will it give me a plusher feel at the same amount of pressure?
No, the bottom out is the red hex. All the way open will let your shock ride a bit more into the travel on hard hits, but you may risk bottoming if you're running a plush spring. For a "plusher" feel, run a light spring w/ a lot of bottom out so you can get away with a the softest spring possible.mrpercussive said:i've got a Swinger 6 way... is the bottom out resistance the Hi Speed compression knob? or is it the Hex Red knob where the Schrader valve is at??? Doesnt make sense for that to be it though... Also, if i run that one all the way open, will it give me a plusher feel at the same amount of pressure?
You pretty much nailed it, like I said above in rough areas ride low LSC, when it's smooth you can crank it up a bit for better pedalling. Everything's always a trade off, but you can generally match the settings well to a course or trail with a bit of understanding.mrpercussive said:as for cornering in rough areas, wouldnt less slowspeed compression be better??? In the places you need to pedal out off couldnt you just preload the suspension into the corners??? But not too sure with the pedaling out though... seems a bit like a trade off...
For racing I like to explode out of the corners so I would think the opposite....Ojai Bicyclist said:For cornering, you want the minimum LSC possible for the max. grip. This is what makes the Sunday a great cornering bike (well, besides the low BB); it runs 1/3 the normal LSC so it's really supple and provides a lot of traction. You can mimic that by running LSC all the way open. Yes, your pedalling will get worse, but for strictly cornering run open LSC.
What's this moron? Read the whole thread next time.Ojai Bicyclist said:I love how you don't really answer the question, then post this.
Northstar (tahoe) where it's rocky, rocky, rocky, float over the rocks, turn, and blast out of the corner. You float over the rocks at high speed (low on the HSC) brake hard before the corner, turn and pedal like mad through the corner (LSC). Really, it depends on the rider's preference, skill, bike setup and the terrain but the OP asked our opinions and that is mine. Yours might be different, no worries. There is no "right" answer just what works for you and for me, this is what works for me.Ojai Bicyclist said:Out of curiousity, where do you race? For "real" DH I think being able to carry speed in the corners is more important. Granted, for smoother, more local-type trails a bit more LSC is good but when it's sketchy, fast, loose, rocky, and gnar I don't want my L S C.