Adjustments

HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENT

The Elka Suspension high-speed compression circuit is an adjustable blow-off valve that momentarily relieves the pressure building up inside the shock upon a harsh impact, instantly providing additional plushness then increased resistance as needed. 

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LOW-SPEED COMPRESSION ADJUSTMENT

The low-speed compression adjustment controls the damping level (resistance) for slow movement of the shock’s shaft (low velocity), such as under pedaling, when cornering and when preloading the suspension for jumping.

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REBOUND ADJUSTMENT

The rebound adjustment controls the speed the shock will return to its initial extended state after being compressed upon an impact. If the rebound adjustment is set properly, the rear wheel should keep maximum traction by tracking the ground without catapulting the rider off the bike. You should start in the middle of the adjustment range.

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SPRING PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT

Spring preload is the compression applied to the shock’s spring when at rest, using the preload adjuster ring. The preload adjustment is used to achieve the optimal amount of sag and proper ride height.

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