How do I properly set up my AIR FORK?
The woom OFF AIR FORK comes with preset air pressure and is ready to ride out of the box. However, if you want to further refine the setup and feel of the bike for your child, the AIR FORK can be easily adjusted to match their needs. Also, please note: we recommend checking the air pressure on your child's OFF AIR FORK monthly, or if they experience any reduction in its effectiveness.
If you want to adjust the air pressure, please proceed as follows: To adjust the correct air pressure in the air suspension fork you will need a special absorber pump. woom bikes USA offers one which is compatible with the woom OFF AIR; you can find it here. First, remove the valve cap (see figure) from the upper left end of the air suspension fork by turning it counterclockwise. Fill the suspension fork with the correct air pressure according to your child's body weight (see table). Screw the valve cap back onto the valve.
Rebound damping and the rebound speed of the air suspension fork can be adjusted with the red knob at the lower right end of the fork. To increase the rebound speed and reduce rebound damping, turn the red knob in the + direction. To reduce the rebound speed and increase rebound damping, turn the knob in the - direction. In order to adjust the rebound damping to the needs of your child, please read the information on damping adjustment in this section.
Adjusting Compression Damping
Adjusting compression damping and compression speed of the air suspension fork can be adjusted with the adjustment knob at the upper right end of the suspension fork. To increase compression speed and reduce compression damping, turn the adjustment knob clockwise. To reduce compression speed and increase compression shock absorption, turn the adjustment knob counterclockwise. In order to adjust the compression damping to the needs of your child, please read the information on shock absorption adjustment in this section. Lockout You can activate the lockout function by turning the compression damping adjustment lever counterclockwise until it stops. This prevents the fork from compressing. Use the lockout function if your child wants to pedal as efficiently as possible (e.g. when going uphill or on flat roads without obstacles).
When adjusting shock absorption, always start with the lowest rebound or compression damping level (= highest compression or rebound speed) and increase it in small, incremental steps (do not adjust rebound and compression at the same time!). Then let your child test ride the bike several times to check and compare the settings. When adjusting rebound damping, the fork should deflect slightly slower than compression damping. To check this, grab the handlebar and quickly press the fork down while applying the front brake and let the fork rebound without applying pressure to the handlebars. Increase or decrease rebound damping depending on whether the fork rebounds too slowly or too quickly. When adjusting compression damping, make sure that the suspension fork cannot impact with or compress right down to the stop when driving over obstacles or jumping. If the fork does compress right down to the stop, increase compression damping, and check the air pressure in the suspension fork.