AFR REAR SHOCK OWNER'S MANUAL

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AFR REAR SHOCK OWNER'S MANUAL

Caution: Any modification of your frame or shock means that yourbike no longer meets our specifications and therefore voids yourwarranty.Caution: Specialized shocks are only for use on designatedSpecialized bikes. Use of these shocks on any non-recommendedbikes can result in poor performance, damage to the shock and/orbike and will void the warranty.SHOCK TERMINOLOGYShock sag: The amount the shock compresses when the rider’s body weight isapplied to the shock while sitting on the bike. Please refer to each bike model’sshock setup chart to determine correct air pressure and corresponding sagpercentage.Compression damping: Shim controlled damping system for slow to mediumshaft speeds, controls the resistance felt from the oil damping when compressingthe shock for a firm ride feel, offering greater cornering and braking performance.Spike Valve: Part of the compression damping system that will dump largevolumes of oil as the system encounters larger, faster bump impacts allowing forgreat bump absorption without over producing compression damping, which therider feels as a form of hydraulic lock.Rebound damping: Controls the rate of return of the shock after compression.Brain Fade: Opens and closes a separate bleed circuit that allows a small amountof fluid to pass freely by the inertia valve controlled circuit. For the rider, thisadjustment will reduce the firmness of the shock’s platform at ride height.GENERAL MAINTENANCEMaintenance Schedule New Every ride Every 50 hrs Every 250 hrsSet sag X XAdjust rebound for desired speed X XCLEAN SHOCK BODYAir sleeve maintenanceClean aluminum pivot reducers, checkfor wear, greaseSend to service center for inspectionand oil changeXX(Except Epics)X(Except Epics)XCAUTION! Be sure to wipe the shock body clean after every ride to prevent wearand damage to the shock. Failure to follow this caution will void the warranty.All internal shock maintenance must be performed by an authorized SpecializedService Center. For a list of service centers, please visit www.specialized.com,e-mail at customerservice@specialized.com or call (877) 808-8154.Wash your shock with soap and water. If you ride in muddy conditions, clean andservice your shock more frequently. Do not use a pressure washer!When your shock is cycled, grease will purge from the seals. This is normal, it isnot the oil leaking from the shock.

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