Adjust your forks for a smoother ride
Fine-tune your bike’s front end
Usually found at the bottom of the fork leg, the compression adjuster affects how quickly the fork compresses when hitting a bump or braking. It’s what makes forks feel stiff or plush.
Controls how quickly they return to normal after compression. The more you add, by turning the adjuster in, the slower the rate of return. Adjust in half-aturn increments, feeling for clicks.
The preload adjuster compresses the spring inside your forks to alter the range of useable travel. This also makes the forks feel harder or softer depending on how much is applied.
Not one for casual twiddlers, this affects your bike’s steering geometry, making it quicker to turn or more stable. Adjust it by sliding the fork through the top yoke. Only adjust by 2mm at a time.