The REVO ARC introduces a compression adjustment feature located on the shock reservoir for both piggyback and remote reservoir models. This adjustment employs an internal needle valve to control oil flow within the shock during the compression stroke, allowing you to finely tune the ride's softness or firmness.
Before making any fine-tuning compression adjustments, it's crucial to ensure you have set your sag properly. Refer to our "How to Set Sag on REVO ARCS" article for guidance.
Compression adjustment is highly personal, with no standard setting recommended for any specific rider or group. It's about what feels right to YOU. Experiment with the different compression settings to find YOUR ideal ride quality in terms of firmness.
The REVO-ARC offers 7 positions or "clicks" of adjustment. Position 7, 7 clicks counterclockwise from fully clockwise, results in the least compression (softest setting), while position 1, 1 click out counterclockwise from fully clockwise, offers the most compression (stiffest setting).
We suggest starting with compression settings at 3-4 turns out from fully closed (clockwise) for your initial test ride with the new REVO ARCs. Then, adjust based on road conditions, riding configuration, or style by simply turning the dial. Maintain the same compression setting on both shocks equally.
Compression adjustment is purely rider preference. One rider may prefer position 7, while another favors position 1. It's your role as the rider to experiment and determine your preferred position.
When adjusting compression or rebound settings, only adjust one setting between test rides, not both. This minimizes variables during adjustments.
For rebound settings, refer to our How to Adjust Rebound (REVO ARC) article.