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How to tune a dual-suspension mountain bike

If you didn't know, I'm riding a 2013 Diamondback Sortie 29er. See my bike review here:

One of the advantages of this new machine was full suspension. For the techies out there, here's the back story from Diamondback:

Working closely with Fox, we’re able to optimize the wheel-rate to be linear-to-slightly progressive. This results in superb small-bump compliance, more perceived travel and excellent bottom-out protection. For our Sortie 29 series, we’ve chosen to run a Fox Float CTD Air Shock with Boost Valve. The extra volume “LV” 190×51mm air shock with rebound adjust 3 position Propedal Platform On/Off lever provides a feeling of endless travel and plushness like that of a downhill rig, but with XC pedaling efficiency. Dial in climb, trail, or descend mode instantly.

The Sortie 29 1 has taken quality componentry and placed it in an economical package… starting with the Fox 32 Float C…