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Old 06-17-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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Smile Suspension setup for new tires

Ok I知 going to be switching to the BT-002 or Pirelli Supercorsa痴 soon and I知 currently running with Corsa 3 which is a great tire, but my pace has picked up and I知 wanting to make the switch. My question is what do I adjust on the suspension for the new tires. I知 assuming I can measure the circumference of the new tire and compare it to my existing tire at new condition and then lower or raise the suspension the same amount. Is that what I知 supposed to do? For instance if my new front tire was 10mm taller then my old can I just raise the fork tubes up that amount for this adjustment or do I raise the back up more that amount. Same goes for the rear tires. I知 not sure what you guys do in these cases. I致e already had my bike setup for me with my current tires and weight so it痴 working great right now, but I want a better understanding of what to do when trying out new tires that are slightly taller or shorter.
Any advice would be great.
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are u track riding or street riding ?
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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It won't be the total difference of the tire height but 1/2.

The Stones have a bit stiffer carcass than the Pirellis so you'll probably need to make some damping changes as well, depending on how fast you are.

If you were happy with to way the bke was geometry wise I'd start by getting that set up and then ride the bike a go from there.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:31 AM   #4
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this is track only. So if I was to go from my Corsa III to the Supercorsa most lickly the only change would be in ride height since my suspension is already setup for my Corsa III?
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No, there will probably be some damping changes as a stickier tire will input more load into the chassis.
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oh ok. Well I'll just bring it by your place to setup then. I can do minor changes myself, but I don't have a full understanding of what would work the best like you do. When I make the switch I'll schedule a Sat appointment with you
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