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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:10 am 
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Being a relative new-comer to the world of suspension, I.m hoping someone can offer me some tips on how best to set-up my 2010 Marzocchi MX Pro LO forks.
I've messed around with the air pressure, which has improved things, but whats the rebound adjustment all about??

Sorry for being a pleb with all things modern, but this is retrobike after all :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:19 am 
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The rebound is how fast the forks return from fully compressed.

Wind the adjuster fully on way and you will notice either the forks returning slowly or to fast :lol: they might knock your teeth out.

Wind the adjuster so it's at the fastest then back it off 1-2 turns until you find a nice balance.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:23 am 
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Is there nothing in the manual on the site on how best to set them up for your weight? I usually follow the instructions for my weight and then tweak in minor bits from there.


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Forgot Marzocchi forks use a low pressure pump, you can use a normal high pressure one but this can be a pain in the ars.

What year are they?


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 12:49 pm 
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giant one - 2010 :lol:

i normally just have to play around with my air preload on my marz forks

set it, note it, ride it, change it, repeat as necessary
do 5psi a time


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cyfa2809 wrote:
giant one - 2010 :lol:

i normally just have to play around with my air preload on my marz forks

set it, note it, ride it, change it, repeat as necessary
do 5psi a time


:roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:


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Cheers guys!
I rode today and didn't notice a huge difference after messing around with the rebound.
I did however notice a huge difference when I forgot I'd locked them out before flying down the fastest downhill section!
Luckily I'm used to shaking like a sh*tting dog, from years of riding rigid :D

Will mess around with the air pressure a bit more and see how I go


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i did that once when i locked my new fangled rear shock and then jumped some steps

oof that was weird and hurt a little!


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