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Mountain Biking UK|October 2017

Your questions answered

RAMPING UP

Q I’m riding a Giant Anthem fitted with a RockShox Monarch RL shock. I recently replaced the stock air sleeve with the DebonAir equivalent. While it’s now much plusher, it blows through its travel too easily, even when set up with just 20 per cent sag. Is it worth adding some Bottomless Rings, or will I get the same effect by swapping back to the standard air sleeve?

Dave Allen, via email

A Before you switch back to the old air sleeve, it’s certainly worth having a play about with some volume-reducing bands. Adding them to your shock will alter how it ramps up towards the end of its travel and prevent it bottoming out too easily. Bottomless Rings only really make a difference to the final third of the stroke, so you should still get that supple initial touch that comes courtesy of the extra-volume DebonAir sleeve.

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