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How To Get The Most Out Of Your RockShox Suspension

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Suspension performance plays a major role in how a bike rides. Set it up wrong or neglect to service it regularly and chances are pretty good that you'll be bouncing down the trail, out of control. Set it up properly and you'll be in bump absorbing heaven, grabbing every bit of available traction, blitzing through rock sections, blasting jumps, sending drops, and loving your ride.

Unknown to many riders, RockShox products offer the ability to tweak and tune many settings, including the air spring. In this feature we look at how to improve your suspension to better suit your riding style and terrain using air volume spacers, also known as Bottomless Tokens and Rings. The concepts we discuss apply to almost the entire range of air sprung RockShox products.

One of the beautiful things about modern suspension is just how easily tunable it really is. Don't feel afraid to grab a wrench, install a few Tokens or Rings and see how things feel. You may be surprised how much your ride improves.

Additional Resources

- Mountain Bike Suspension Set Up Basics
- Installing Bottomless Tokens
- Installing Bottomless Rings (Pages 32-34)
- RockShox Service Center
- RockShox Technologies
- Professional Tuning and Service by Fluid Function
- Pike Fork Product Info
- Monarch Shock and DebonAir Product Info
- Transition Smuggler Product Info

RockShox Bottomless Token Counts

The number of red squares indicates the number of Bottomless Tokens installed at the factory. Do not exceed the maximum number listed for your fork.

The products and upgrades mentioned in this feature can be purchased through any major dealer. For more details be sure to visit

Photos by Adrian Marcoux // Videos and feature by Brandon Turman
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