Want your ride to ride it’s best? Time to get your suspension professionally tuned!
Fluidride is proud to announce the addition of Suspension Tuning to our list of services. We are honored to have suspension guru Mike Kunz on board with Fluidride. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge with regard to bike set up.
Suspension has been one of the biggest breakthroughs for mountain biking but is still one of the most poorly understood. It can have a dramatic impact on your riding but setting up shocks can be tough to even seasoned mechanics. Understanding the levers and knobs, terms and what suspension does, can get confusing. Mike can help you better understand not only the settings but the whys behind them, the order to set them up and the benefits of having a bike that is dialed to your riding style and terrain.
Says Simon: “I added this service after Mike tuned my suspension for me. Never before have I felt such an immediate improvement in the way my bike cornered, jumped and skipped through the rough.”
- 1 Rider = $199. (70-90 minutes)
- 2 Riders = $299. (100-120 minutes for 2-Riders)*
*We ask riders to find their own partners for this
Mike will work with you to tune your bike to your weight and riding style. First by a basic overall check that everything works. then a baseline setting of your shock and fork…to refine the settings he will be Using ShockWiz (a computer hooked up to your rear shock and fork) Mike will optimize your suspension while you ride through turns, off jumps and drops and down rock gardens. Mike will also help to ensure your cockpit is ergonomically dialed. (Brake Levers, Shifters, Dropper Post lever etc.) – not all shocks and forks are compatible with Shockwiz – but we can still help you out.
Where does this take place?
We are currently doing our tuning at Duthie Hill Park using a variety of terrain, but other local locations are available upon request for two or more riders. Duthie works great because its easy to move between the types of terrain we are optimizing the bikes for. Bumps, jumps, drops and rocks.
How do I book my time after purchase?
Simply contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your time to meet (after you purchase please!). Mike has a flexible schedule and is here to help.
What types of suspension do you tune?
Mike is a SRAM/Rock Shox certified technician. And is well versed in fox and most other bicycle suspension systems. He is a professional mechanic with his own bicycle service company. He also knows his way around most other brands pretty well. Air spring shocks and forks tend to have the most to gain from the service. He can also handle coil shocks and forks. However, Shockwiz is only available for air sprung suspension. There are some air shocks and forks that are not compatible.
What is the benefit of having Mike do this instead of using Shock Wiz devices on my own?
Mike has extensive experience using the tools of his trade. He is very quick, precise, and knowledgeable. It’s amazing to watch him work. Mike will also give you a written copy of your optimal suspension settings so you will be able to replicate the settings in the future.
What if I want to tune more than one of my own bikes?
You are welcome to bring two bikes of your own. If you do so, you will just need to pay the 2-person price of $299.