Enduro Set up
The modern enduro bike is quite a thing! If you're running a Fox 36 GRIP or similar fork though, you'll find round 5,000 possible combinations of clicks on your fork alone! (without playing with air pressure or volume spacers).
It doesn't matter if you're a hardcore racer, riding the local or banging out the trail centres, it is crazy to own a high end enduro bike and not set it up properly.
It seems most people spend thousands of pounds on a bike and then set up their pride and joy based on Youtube videos, o-rings and rolling off kerbs. It's mind blowing!
There is a better way. Getting the most out of your bike is not a black art, it's a scientific process and for that you need data.
This is a game changer.
To be totally honest, this works better with an uplift. You need a good ten downhill runs to get things dialled in and if you're pedalling the laps it can get hard hard to tell how your bike is performing because of fatigue. Antur Stiniog is perfect if you are not confident enough to take on somewhere like Revolution. It has a great selection of trails of different technicality.
How does it work?
We'll strap a fork sensor and shock sensor to your bike and then go ride. The instruments busily acquire data at a rate of 200 points per second. We use the data to see exactly what your bike is doing.
It makes sense to find a section of trail that contains a variety of features and lap it. With each lap we'll review the data and make a couple of tweaks.
You'll feel the bike come to life.
We'll keep going until you're bike is dialled or your legs give up!
(Alternatively we can use a bike park with uplift - book a DH set up day)
'Bring a mate'
I have two sets of telemetry kit so we can do two bike simultaneously.
It will need an early start because we'll need to kit both bikes up and there will be a little more time needed between runs to analyse and make adjustments, so this is not optimal. But, you can save some money and get your bike done while having a ride with your mate.
I'm based in North Wales so pretty versatile - it's up to you.
We can use natural enduro trails but you'll need a section of trail that's 2-3 minutes long (or multiple runs) for any kind of reliable measurements.
It's probably better to use a trail centre. A well balanced bike will still work well anywhere. I'm in easy reach of:
Coed y Brenin
If you want it more technical then Foel Gasnach (FDHR) is a good option.