Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: salt lake city, ut
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What you find, in playing with suspension, is the damping does not really come into play, much, until the or fork is subject to rapid movement. Think like your front wheel hitting a rock, as you drive along.
For sure you are over thinking it, but thats not a bad thing....
There just might be some interference if you were to set all those settings to maximum firmness, but still, not THAT much.
I like your idea of starting in the middle when you adjust preload, or sag.
Dont be afraid to take a ride with those settings at full soft. Be aware your bike might feel goofy, but its a good way to learn just what the damping settings do.
As you start to adjust these, more towards "stiff", that lightbulb in our brains kicks on and things make way more sense.