There are some differences in setup between the suspension manufacturers, so you’ll first need to determine the maker of the fork and shock on your bike. All of the bikes sold at WRC feature suspension products from Fox Racing Shocks and Rock Shox – arguably the industry standard for mountain bikes today.
First tool you’re going to need is a shock pump to adjust air pressure in the system. Below are photos of where the air valves are located on your fork and shock. Simply uncap the valve, screw on the pump, and add or remove pressure, using the gauge to set the exact pressure desired.
data & set up recommendations
Now for the data. While this setup can certainly be performed with the tried-and-true sag method, the best way to get optimum performance from your suspension is to be more precise and do it by body weight, ride characteristics, and handling preference to customize the tune of your shock and fork. Suspension manufacturers maintain comprehensive tuning guides on their websites that will provide an excellent baseline from which to begin. And that baseline may well be all you ever want to ride with – they are that good! Here are some helpful links:
bike makers' suspension recommendations
A few of the bike manufacturers also host recommended setup information for their various models on their websites:
So now that you have the air pressure, compression, and rebound setup, some of you need to consider the flip chip technology in your new frame. This applies to these bikes:
recommended service intervals
Suspension performance declines gradually. So gradually, in fact, that you may not even be aware that it’s happening. Scroll to the bottom of the page linked here to learn all about how to keep your suspension performing at its best.