With the "Ready to Shred" package, your new fork comes prepped for quick installation and pre-tuned specifically for you, allowing you to get out and shred as much as possible before the sun sets! Your fork will be delivered with steerer pre-cut, star nut and crown race installed, spring pre-set, and damper tuned to your liking. We'll also include any brake adapter you may need. There are just a few things we need to know in order to get your fork "shred ready".
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1. Steerer Tube Length
We'll precision cut your steerer to your desired length. Click here for a guide on how to measure your current steerer. In case you mis-measure by a few millimeters, we include 10mm of black spacers so you're not left hanging!
2. Headset Type
We'll install the star nut and headset crown race, which require specialty tools. The latter is specific to the type of headset you have. There are just four primary headset makes on the market. Click here for a guide in identifying your headset brand and its compatible crown race.
3. Brake Information
MRP forks feature 180mm post mounts for the brake. You must use at least a 180mm rotor, 160 and 170mm rotors are incompatible. No adapter is needed for brakes using 180mm rotors. A manufacturer-specific adapter is needed to use a 200 or 203mm rotor. We keep adapters for Shimano, SRAM, and TRP brakes in stock. If you need something else, please select other and we'll contact you for more information.
4. Rider Weight
Setting up your suspension fork's spring properly relies heavily on your weight. In the drop-down below, select the weight that most closely matches your weight plus riding gear. If your exact weight isn't listed, round up to the next nearest figure. This is not the only information we'll use to setup your spring, but it's the most important.
5. Primary Terrain
There's a big difference between the steep, loam-laden singletrack of the Pacific Northwest and the relentless rock of the Desert Southwest. In the drop-down below, please select the type of terrain you most frequently ride, or, select "heavily varied" if you want a neutral setup.
Here's brief description of each option:
"Steep with Big Features" - Think "smooth pedal up, bomb back down. Repeat." While not exclusive to these regions, we've ridden trails like this in the Pacific Northwest, BC, and California. We'll tune the spring for additional mid-stroke and bottom-out support to handle these trails with aplomb. This tune works great for bike park riding as well.
"Chunky and Technical" - Think Moab, Sedona, or a lot of the terrain local to MRP in Grand Junction, Colorado. Basically, a lot of running into rocks. This terrain presents the need for both bottom-out support (for natural drops and g-outs) and supreme suppleness in the initial stroke (for the copious high-frequency hits).
"Smooth, Fast, and Flowy" - There's nothing quite like ripping a high-alpine ribbon of singletrack, and this tune is tailor made to excel at that. This is also great for areas with lots of new-school "flow" trails. The emphasis of this tune is support for ripping corners and an improvement to overall handling.
6. Performance Preference
What gets you going: adrenaline-charged descending or spending hours or days at a time in the saddle? We can tune your fork to prioritize big-hit performance or comfort, which do you prefer?
7. Custom Serial Number
This fork can have your name on it, literally. You have 8 characters of space to work with. You can use any combination of letters, numbers, or typical special characters (on a traditional keyboard). If you would prefer a standard serial number, type "none" in the text field.
READY TO SHRED INSTALLATION PREP
PRECISION CUT TO LENGTH
READY TO SHRED TUNING
The "Ready to Shred" package takes into consideration the whole package for tuning: bike, rider, terrain, and performance target. We've setup thousands of riders over the years and our tuning database runs deep. "Ready to Shred" takes the guesswork of setup out of your hands. Along with your new fork, you'll receive a detailed tuning card with how we set it up. This provides a great baseline for further tuning, as well as handy reference in case you need to restore your factory-tuned settings.
1. BIKE: For both air and coil-sprung forks, we take the amount of travel into account in our spring settings. For Ramp Control-equipped forks, this influences our starting postion for tuning that. For volume-adjustable forks, this dictates our starting volume.
2. RIDER: Rider weight is the next consideration for both spring and damper setup. Weight and travel specifics help us arrive at both positive and negative air-chamber settings for air-sprung forks, and spring rate for coil-sprung forks
3. TERRAIN: The characteristics of your primary riding terrain help us further home-in on the perfect spring setup. For instance, steep and drop-laden trails necessiate more spring support and increased bottom-out resistance.
4. PERFORMANCE: Finally, we consider your performance preferences. Baseline damper settings (low-speed compression and rebound) are calcualted from the spring settings arrived at from the above. Fine-tuning is accomplished by considering whether you value big-hit performance and control or overall comfort more.