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  1. I've been fighting harshness in my airfork for almost a year now. I started with settings in the book of 154 psi, and comfort settings for my fork clickers. It was very stiff, so I got on the internet and started reading. Everyone goes on and on about how plush this fork was and I just wasn't feeling it. Seems the consensus was almost always "let some air out." I did in small increments until I ended up at 118 psi, still on the comfort setting of 20 clicks out for rebound and compression. I rode on those settings for a full season and felt the aer fork was pretty over rated. I had a harsh feeling in most slow speed Rocky sections, and also in high speed light front end situations (accelerating out of corners, tapping tops of bumps) as well. It blew through the midstroke on hard hits and would bottom harshly. I knew there had to be a better way to setup these forks. I recently read an article about the 2019 SX-F bikes and how the light riders had gone out to 35 clicks on compression to get a plush fork! What?! 35 clicks out? For some dumbass reason I had this mental road block that comfort setting was as far out as I should go, especially since I had been blowing through the stroke and bottoming hard so often...Around the same time I listened to a podcast about relating suspension sensations into setup adjustments. I started over and set my PSI WAY UP to correlate to the spring rate through the race tech calculator. I then turned my clickers all the way out.... 38 clicks!!!! I had only been using a little over half of my clickers range! After riding and messing around with clickers I have finally found the amazing plush aer fork everyone was raving about! It has an amazing intial stroke that flows progressively into an amazing bottoming resistance!!! I have been running way too low of psi, running in my midstroke instead of my initial stroke! DON'T LET AIR OUT CHASING THAT PLUSH FEELING! Race techs calculator is dang close for a start, once you find your psi (usually within 3 psi up or down, 2-3psi is equal to about 1 spring rate.), just keep clicking those compression and rebound clickers out until you find that sweet spot! There is a ton of adjustment!!!! I'm a 150lb b class Enduro rider. Here is my bike setup. 145 psi, 29 out compression, 30 out rebound, lowest line in triple clamp (3rd line), SDI linkage, stock spring, 105mm race sag. Hopefully someone that is struggling with the wp aer 48 fork will read this and hopefully it will be helpful.
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