Setting Up Your Druid's Suspension

The Fox DPX2 Performance Elite Shock

With so many amazing shocks on the market today, we determined (after much testing) that the Fox DPX2 shock was the perfect fit for the Druid. Regardless, to maximize performance, it is critical to spend some time correctly setting your shock up for your weight and riding style. Let’s get started.


Step 1

Turn the 3-position High Speed Compression lever to the fully OPEN mode.

 

Step 2 (Performance Elite only)

Using a 3mm allen key, turn the Low Speed Compression (LSC) adjuster all the way to the closed (full clockwise) position. You will run this almost fully open and you can reference the chart below for a base starting point. The recommended settings are counted from the closed position as the starting point.


 

Step 3

To set the sag, push the shock o-ring all the way to the shock body and carefully sit on the bike wearing your riding kit and measure how far it has moved. For the Druid, we recommend 35% sag (or 19mm of shaft insertion). Please reference the chart below for your recommended [air pressure] starting point in PSI.

As you fine tune the way your Druid feels on the trail, we’d recommend making small and incremental adjustments of 2 PSI. Please use the compact digital shock pump (this was designed to fit into most back and hip packs) that came with your bike to make these adjustments on the trail.

Step 4

To optimise performance further, turn the [red] Rebound adjuster all the way to the closed (full clockwise) position. You will run this almost fully open/ fast as well.

Please reference the chart below for your starting points. Again, the recommended settings are counted from the closed (clockwise towards Slow) position.

Rider Weight (lbs)

Shock Air Pressure (psi)

3-Position Lever

“OPEN” Mode Adjust (LSC)

Rebound

120-130

115-125

OPEN

10

13

130-140

125-135

OPEN

10

13

140-150

130-140

OPEN

10

13

150-160

140-150

OPEN

10

12

160-170

150-160

OPEN

10

12

170-180

160-170

OPEN

10

12

180-190

170-180

OPEN

10

11

190-200

180-190

OPEN

10

11

200-210

190-200

OPEN

9

10

210-220

200-210

OPEN

9

10

220-230

205-215

OPEN

9

9

230-240

215-225

OPEN

8

8

240-250

225-234

OPEN

8

6

 

*The DPX2 comes with a 0.4 volume reducer in the air canister.
*OPEN Mode Adjust (LSC) for Performance Elite only
*For more information on the Fox DPX2 shock.


The Fox Elite 36 GRIP2 Fork

Arguably one of the best forks in its class, the Grip2 damper and the 150mm travel Fox 36 chassis are a heady combination for the trails the Druid was designed for. As per your rear shock, correctly setting up your forks is paramount to optimize performance on the trail. Let’s get started.

Step 1

To set the sag, push the o-ring to the bottom of the stanchion and carefully get on the bike without moving around too much - it might help to lean against something and get into a stood up riding position. Upon measuring the sag (indicated by the o-ring’s position), Fox recommends 15-20% sag (22-30mm of stanchion insertion). Please adjust accordingly and refer to the chart below for Fox’s recommended starting point for PSI - always cycle the fork through its travel a few times whenever a change is made to the air pressure.

Step 2

Before further adjustment can be made, turn all compression and rebound adjusters to closed (full clockwise) position. The recommended settings are counted from the closed position [as the starting point]. Please refer to the chart below and note that these are Fox’s base settings and a great starting point prior to making further incremental adjustments to suit individual tastes and needs.

Please also note that both compression settings are based on rider preference, but that both rebound settings are air pressure dependent and may need to be adjusted if the PSI is adjusted.

Rider Weight (lbs)

FLOAT Pressure (psi)

HSC

LSC

LSR

HSR

120-130

66

5

10

9

8

130-140

70

5

10

8

7

140-150

74

5

10

7

6

150-160

78

5

10

7

6

160-170

82

5

10

6

5

170-180

86

5

10

6

5

180-190

89

5

10

5

4

190-200

94

5

10

4

3

200-210

99

5

10

4

3

210-220

105

5

10

3

2

220-230

109

5

10

2

1

230-240

113

5

10

2

1

240-250

117

5

10

1

0

 

*The Fox 36 comes with two volume spacers installed in the air sleeve.
*For more information on the Fox 36 fork.