Fast Bikes - - FEATURE -

The firmer your setup, the less ‘give’ there is be­fore trac­tion is bro­ken. Sup­ple sus­pen­sion will mean your bike’s more for­giv­ing to harsh ac­cel­er­a­tion or brak­ing. As a rough guide on track spec sus­pen­sion, you’d typ­i­cally look to re­duce com­pres­sion and re­bound damp­ing by three clicks apiece. Some spe­cial­ists would also back off the preload of a bike by up to three mil­lime­tres at the front and rear, but oth­ers ar­gue it’s all about the damp­ing.

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