We get asked about low- and high-speed damping all the time, but the answers are never quite as simple as we'd like them to be. So, with that in mind, we decided to lay out the concepts and theory behind both types of damping, and explain the interactions between the two. This video is the first part, while next week's episode will cover more about the effects of adjusting each in the real world, as well as some practical setup ideas based on the theory that we're explaining here.
When we get into this level of detail, there are a few things to note:
• We've simplified complex concepts for the sake of clear and concise explanation. Every suspension product is different, so we try to make out explanations as generally representative as possible, but there are always exceptions.
• There are, of course, different tuning philosophies when it comes to what works best. We're presenting that functional status quo here, not commenting on what's better or worse.
• Virtually every type of damper configuration out there works well, at least for a certain application. You may have a configuration that works very well for what you want it to do, or you may not.
• Setup is a personal thing. There is no such thing as a ''correct'' setup, but there is a setup that works for you. Different people will notice and prioritize different characteristics.