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How to set up rebound on your suspension forks

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This week's selected video has been taken from the Suspension section of the Bike Maintenance tutorials on the player. It’s all about setting up the rebound properly on your forks – rebound controls the speed at which your fork returns after being compressed by a bump.

When your rebound is fast, your fork will feel overly springy, like a pogo stick. This can cause you to be bucked off your bike on landings or after big hits. When your rebound is too slow, your fork will feel sluggish and sit down in its travel. If a fork cannot recover to full extension quickly enough between bumps it will become progressively shorter in travel, which is also known as packing down.

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