Specialized Futureshock E150. 150mm travel, adjustable to 110mm with the Attitude Adjustment to lower the fork for climbing. The triple clamp reduces weight and increases the stiffness of the fork. 25mm axle and fused lowers also increase stiffness and strength of the fork. A spike valve on the left fork leg allows low levels of oil to flow at low speeds to reduce travel while climbing, then at higher speeds the spike valve is opened to allow maximum travel. The left leg contains a high volume air chamber which regulates the plushness of the fork at various compression levels from climbing to fast hard descents creating an even feel throughout travel.
Low standover makes technical riding, while not apparent at this point of the trail, fun.
The rear suspension uses the Specialized AFR Shock with spike valve adjustment. Setting the rebound to full slow locks the rear shock to its lowest setting firming up the rear for climbing. Setting the compression to -f- for firm also firms the suspension for climbing, but not as much as turning the rebound dampening to fully slow. For descents switching the compression to -s- for slow and the rebound dampening to fast puts the bike into plush quick downhill responsiveness.