Join Date: May 2013
Location: Luray, Virginia
Here is my take on pre-load adjusters. They are most useful if you are going to try and accurately set your rider sag. That is one of main measurements to get a suspension set up to your body weight. These bikes come set up with a good average range set up for a normal sized rider. If you happen to weigh a decent amount over 200lbs your suspension will settle allot lower and thus need to dial in more pre-load to keep the suspension from bottoming out sooner. If you are a very thin and light person it may be too stiff. If you are going to be riding with a passenger you also want to set both the front and back higher to handle the extra weight. If you aren't familiar with how to set the sag, do a search on here, there are a few tutorials on it. It is basically a measured difference between how far the suspension settles with you off the bike, and then measure the difference when you sit on it. Having adjusters allows you to set it in the proper range for your personal weight. (preferable with your full gear on) Hope this helps.
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