Video: How air spring volume spacers work

Air volume spacers are a fast and easy way of tuning your suspension

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Changing the quantity of Air Volume Spacers changes the air spring curves to be more or less progressive towards the end of the suspension stroke. Read our review of the Fox system here.

Changing the quantity of Air Volume Spacers changes the air spring curves to be more or less progressive towards the end of the suspension stroke. Read our review of the Fox system here.

When bike manufacturers spec the suspension tunes, they try to deliver a product that will work well for a wide range of riders. If you fall outside that average range, your suspension may feel too soft or too harsh.

The solution is air spring volume spacers. Adding spacers can make the suspension feel more progressive through its travel while removing them allows lighter riders to get more use out of the suspension.

Using air volume spacers can have a magical effect on suspension, but how do they actually work? For that, we turn to Steven Mathews, the owner of Vorsprung Suspension.


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