The standard AIR kit and the AIR-A kit we offer are essentially the same kits, with all of the same components to give you a fully adjustable air ride kit including the shocks, the handlebar-mounted control, airline, shock mounting spacers, and compressor/solenoid assembly for "on the fly adjustability". The only difference between the two kits is that the AIR-A offers a little more adjustability in the form of a six-position rebound adjustment knob on the lower damper body of each shock that allows you to adjust rebound, (or how fast the shock returns to its fully extended length after being compressed). The rebound adjustment option on the AIR-A is just an added adjustment feature that allows a rider to finer tune their ride quality.
In addition to the added rebound adjustability feature, the AIR-A kit retails for $200.00 more than the standard AIR kit without rebound adjustment. We are often asked, "Do I really need rebound adjustment?"
An example of where rebound adjustment is a nice option to have is when riding on changing road conditions, or changing rider/passenger configurations. The rebound adjustment allows you to fine-tune the ride for the types of riding you are doing that particular day, whether it is one-up or two-up riding configurations, cruising down the highway, or changing to a road with a lot of corners. The rebound adjustment allows the rider to really dial in the shock for specific riding conditions that will be encountered.
For specific information on how the rebound adjustment works please visit our "How-To" page using the link below: