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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension Settings for regular TVeloce

I am 5.10 and 240 pounds (1.82 110 kg in metric) and I find that the factory setting for the suspension is quite soft. The problem is that I live in the South Florida flats, therefore it is not easy to test the suspension and you can ride almost without any, only in a few occasions (entering the highway or a at roundabout) you can actually fell how firm or not the bike is.
Anyhow about my size has played with the settings and can share with me?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 08:32 PM
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Can you post what your settings are currently for a baseline? or have you confirmed that they are at factory "comfort" settings?

front pre-load
front compression
front rebound
rear pre-load
rear compression
rear rebound

In general terms, you would need to increase spring pre-load both front and rear first for your weight from factory "comfort" settings. Then test and if not suitable start increasing both compression and rebound in the front and rear. I'm not sure if the owners manual suggests what weight their factory settings are for other than "comfort"?

All adjustments should be done gradually (small increments) and then tested. Find an isolated section of road where you notice the deficiency so that you can make changes and ride that same section to determine the impact of your adjustment and get it dialed in for how you ride and your ride environment.

If all this sounds like too much work then I'd suggest changing your settings to those referenced below for "sport" riding and start with the rear preload at 15 to 18 clicks. That should get you in the ball park pretty quickly.

At least in FL you get to ride all year.. We have about 7 or 8 months at most here in MN.

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At 240 lbs you may need to swap in different springs. I think they are optimized for around 160 lb rider. Once you get too far in either direction you'll have a tough time getting it perfect.

Outside of that, I'm 185lbs, run the rear preload at about 50% of the way through the travel. Had a suspension guy tweak the front and he actually removed some preload from the factor settings to get the sag right (I also was running way less rear preload).

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