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I need some help. I have 2004 Jekyll 1000 that I can’t get to handle the way I want when I hit jumps. I’m not talking about monster jumps, just the typical 1 to 3 ft jumps I encounter on the trails. Whenever I hit a jump I have to tug really hard on the bars to keep from landing front wheel first. Everytime I hit a jump or drop on the trail I'm affraid I'm going to endo. I’ve tried every possible combination on the fork and shock rebound and compression. I weight about 210 lbs with riding gear. I also have a Trek Fuel 90 that lands perfect with no effort almost every time when jumping. The Jekyll has the Manitou Swinger shock and a Lefty fork. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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I need some help. I have 2004 Jekyll 1000 that I can?t get to handle the way I want when I hit jumps. I?m not talking about monster jumps, just the typical 1 to 3 ft jumps I encounter on the trails. Whenever I hit a jump I have to tug really hard on the bars to keep from landing front wheel first. Everytime I hit a jump or drop on the trail I'm affraid I'm going to endo. I?ve tried every possible combination on the fork and shock rebound and compression. I weight about 210 lbs with riding gear. I also have a Trek Fuel 90 that lands perfect with no effort almost every time when jumping. The Jekyll has the Manitou Swinger shock and a Lefty fork. Any ideas? Thanks.
At a ruff guess it has to be weight distribution ...try to get your weight further back by altering bar/stem/seat position.
 

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I need some help. I have 2004 Jekyll 1000 that I can?t get to handle the way I want when I hit jumps. I?m not talking about monster jumps, just the typical 1 to 3 ft jumps I encounter on the trails. Whenever I hit a jump I have to tug really hard on the bars to keep from landing front wheel first. Everytime I hit a jump or drop on the trail I'm affraid I'm going to endo. I?ve tried every possible combination on the fork and shock rebound and compression. I weight about 210 lbs with riding gear. I also have a Trek Fuel 90 that lands perfect with no effort almost every time when jumping. The Jekyll has the Manitou Swinger shock and a Lefty fork. Any ideas? Thanks.
Slowing the rebound on the rear shock so the rear end doesnt buck. Otherwise alot of XC orientated bikes dont fly all that well.
 
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