On bikes featuring our patented RIDE-9™ System, riders and mechanics are able to adjust the geometry and suspension rate to specific riding styles, terrain, and rider weights. Nine different geometry and suspension rate configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chip inserts that move on separate axes:
When you move the shock mount-point forward, the geometry becomes slacker, the bike gets lower, and the suspension rate becomes more progressive, giving greater bottom out resistance for more aggressive trail riding.
When you move the shock mount-point backward, the geometry becomes quicker, the bike gets taller, and the suspension becomes more linear for better climbing traction.
When you move the shock mount-point upward, it requires a higher air pressure to support the rider at sag. This is beneficial to lighter riders, allowing them to ride “in the sweet spot” of the shock rather than a harsh feeling under-pressurized shock.
When you move the shock mount-point downward, the shock requires less air pressure, increasing shock and seal durability for heavier riders, and keeping the damping range usable.