|What are these for?
|Volume spacers are used to adjust the ending-stroke ramp up of an air shock. As the shock compresses, it compresses air into a small spacer. Volume spacers occupy some of that space, meaning the air is compressed into an even smaller space, resulting in a higher pressure. The bigger the spacer, the stronger the ending-stroke ramp will be.
|What if my shock already has a volume spacer in it?
|Many shocks come with a volume spacer already installed from the factory, which is tuned to suit that particular bike, for their estimation of an average rider. Usually, that configuration is reasonably appropriate for a lot of riders. However, if you've purchased a shock aftermarket, swapped it from a different bike, or upgraded to a Corset air sleeve, you will quite likely wish to play with the air volume.
|My shock has too much sag if I set it up to be able to get full travel, what do I do?
|Swap out your existing volume spacer for a smaller one - or if you have the smallest one already installed, remove it altogether. Combine this with a higher air pressure and you'll reduce sag as well as making sure you can still use the end of the travel. Adding a volume spacer alone will not have any significant effect on sag!
|My shock feels overly stiff but still bottoms out too easily, what do I do?
|Install a larger volume spacer and slightly decrease air pressure. This will increase ending-stroke ramp, but soften the first half of the stroke.
|I've just upgraded my stock air sleeve to a Corset, and there is a volume spacer already in my shock. Should I leave it there, or swap it for something else?
|It depends on your existing sleeve configuration. Check out the recommended starting points towards the bottom of our Corset Installation & Setup page - Click Here.
|Will these fit my Monarch/Cane Creek/non-Fox shock?
|Unfortunately not! They are however able to be thrown at the back of your annoying co-worker's head without inflicting too much damage.