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Everybody seems to use different terms.  One question, when a tuner says you may have excessive rebound what does that mean?  Does that mean rebound is too fast/excessive or does he mean rebound dampening is too excessive which would mean slow?

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It does get confusing how some people word it. The tuner needs to clarify whether he means excessive damping which means rebounding too slow, or if it's rebounding too fast/excessively. If he says excessive rebound, I would think that means excessive rebound damping/too slow. It is possible to have not enough damping in some areas in the trail or track and some areas like roots and rocks where it's better to have less damping faster rebounding. 

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Ok so lets straighten it out now with all the different terms used.  I'll put what I have and you guys/gals add what you have heard and know to be correct.  I think most forks use H and S so i'll start there.   What else?

H (Hard)- Rebound

-Slows rebound speed

-tighter

-Increase/adds dampening

-fork/shock returns to full extension slower

S (Soft)- Rebound

-Speeds up rebound speed

-looser

-Decrease/less dampening

-fork/shock returns to full extenstion faster

H (Hard)- Compression

- Slows down compression of fork makes fork feel harder

-Increases/more dampening

S (Soft)- Compression

-Speeds up compression of fork makes fork feel plusher

-decreases/less dampening

 

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Ok so lets straighten it out now with all the different terms used.  I'll put what I have and you guys/gals add what you have heard and know to be correct.  I think most forks use H and S so i'll start there.   What else?
H (Hard)- Rebound
-Slows rebound speed
-tighter
-Increase/adds dampening
-fork/shock returns to full extension slower
S (Soft)- Rebound
-Speeds up rebound speed
-looser
-Decrease/less dampening
-fork/shock returns to full extenstion faster
H (Hard)- Compression
- Slows down compression of fork makes fork feel harder
-Increases/more dampening
S (Soft)- Compression
-Speeds up compression of fork makes fork feel plusher
-decreases/less dampening
 


Awesome. Ok so now the question. The clicks on the top and the bottom of the fork. Which controls which? (Rebound/compression)

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I am no expert but most closed chamber I think are the same.  Mine are compression on top and rebound on bottom. 

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