We want you to get the most out of your Cannondale bike. Setting up your suspension properly is the best way to ensure maximum fun is had by all. These charts below will give you the best initial air pressure and rebound settings. Please use the Cannondale dealer locator found here should you have additional questions regarding your suspension set up.

Be sure to use your “Rider Weight” when deciding what air pressure is needed. Rider Weight is your weight while wearing your riding clothes, shoes, helmet, pads and hydration pack

Set the Gemini shock to Flow mode

Fill your shock to the recommended air pressure that corresponds to your Rider Weight following the shock manufacturer’s instructions

Set the rebound using the same method.  Start with the rebound dial set all the way clockwise (towards Slow on Fox) and count clicks while turning the dial counter-clockwise.

Gemini FOX FLOAT DPS
Rider Weight Air Pressure Rebound
lbs kg psi bar clicks out from slow*
100 45 102 7.2 13
110 50 118 8.1 13
120 55 131 9.0 12
130 59 144 9.9 11
140 64 157 10.8 10
150 68 170 11.7 10
160 73 184 12.7 9
170 77 197 13.6 8
180 82 210 14.5 7
190 86 223 15.4 6
200 91 236 16.3 5
210 95 249 17.2 5
220 100 262 18.1 4
*Fully close the rebound dial, turn clockwise until dial stops. To set, count clicks turning counter-clockwise.
Gemini FOX FLOAT X
Rider Weight Air Pressure Rebound
lbs kg psi bar clicks out from slow*
100 45 130 9 21
110 50 144 9.0 20
120 55 158 10.9 19
130 59 172 11.9 18
140 64 186 12.9 17
150 68 200 13.8 16
160 73 215 14.8 15
170 77 229 15.8 14
180 82 243 16.7 13
190 86 257 17.7 12
200 91 271 18.7 11
210 95 285 19.6 10
220 100 299 20.6 9
*Fully close the rebound dial, turn clockwise until dial stops. To set, count clicks turning counter-clockwise.

Be sure to use your “Rider Weight” when deciding what air pressure is needed. Rider Weight is your weight while wearing your riding clothes, shoes, helmet and hydration pack.

Fill your shock to the recommended air pressure that corresponds to your Rider Weight following the shock manufacturer’s instructions.

Set the rebound using the same method.  Start with the rebound dial set all the way clockwise (towards Slow on Fox, tortoise on RockShox, + on xFusion) and count clicks while turning the dial counter-clockwise.

For models equipped with Lefty, follow the same method to set air pressure.

Lefty 2.0 120mm/130mm FOX Float DPS ROCKSHOX Monarch w/high-volume eyelet X-FUSION 02
Rider Weight Air Pressure Air Pressure Rebound Air Pressure Rebound Air Pressure Rebound
lbs kg PSI PSI *clicks out from slow PSI *clicks out from slow PSI *clicks out from slow
120 55 71 119 10 112 6 87 5
130 59 77 133 9 123 6 95 5
140 64 83 146 9 133 5 102 4
150 68 90 159 8 143 5 109 4
160 73 96 172 7 153 4 116 4
170 77 102 185 7 164 4 124 3
180 82 109 198 6 174 3 131 3
190 86 115 211 5 184 3 138 3
200 91 121 224 5 194 3 145 2
210 95 128 237 4 205 2 152 2
220 100 134 250 3 215 2 160 1
230 104 140 264 3 225 1 167 1
*Fully close the rebound dial, turn clockwise until dial stops. To set, count clicks turning counter-clockwise.

Be sure to use your “Rider Weight” when deciding what air pressure is needed. Rider Weight is your weight while wearing your riding clothes, shoes, helmet and hydration pack.

Fill your shock to the recommended air pressure that corresponds to your Rider Weight following the shock manufacturer’s instructions.

Set the rebound using the same method.  Start with the rebound dial set all the way clockwise (towards Slow on Fox, tortoise on RockShox) and count clicks while turning the dial counter-clockwise.

For models equipped with Lefty, follow the same method to set air pressure.

Scalpel-Si
Rider Weight Lefty 2.0120mm ROCKSHOX Monarch
lbs kg Air Pressure psi Air Pressure psi Reboundclicks out from slow*
120 55 77 80 7
130 59 83 89 7
140 64 90 98 6
150 68 96 107 6
160 73 102 116 5
170 77 109 125 5
180 82 115 134 4
190 86 121 143 4
200 91 128 152 3
210 95 134 161 3
220 100 140 170 2
230 105 >140 179 2
*Fully close the rebound dial, turn clockwise until dial stops. To set, count clicks turning counter-clockwise.
Scalpel SE
Rider Weight Lefty 2.0120mm FOX Float DPS
lbs kg Air Pressure psi Air Pressure psi Reboundclicks out from slow*
120 55 77 89 10
130 59 83 99 10
140 64 90 109 9
150 68 96 119 8
160 73 102 129 8
170 77 109 138 7
180 82 115 148 7
190 86 121 158 6
200 91 128 168 5
210 95 134 178 5
220 100 140 187 4
230 105 >140 197 4
*Fully close the rebound dial, turn clockwise until dial stops. To set, count clicks turning counter-clockwise.

Be sure to use your “Rider Weight” when deciding what air pressure is needed. Rider Weight is your weight while wearing your riding clothes, shoes, helmet and hydration pack.

Set the Dyad shock to Flow mode.

Release all negative air pressure.

Fill your shock to the recommended air pressure that corresponds to your Rider Weight by setting positive air pressure first then negative air pressure.

Set the rebound using the same method.  Start with the rebound dial set all the way clockwise (towards Slow) and count clicks while turning the dial counter-clockwise.

DYAD Starting Pressure
Rider Weight Trigger 27.5 Alloy Trigger 27.5 Carbon Jekyll 27.5
LBS KG Positive Air Negative Air Starting Rebound From Closed Positive Air Negative Air Starting Rebound From Closed Positive Air Negative Air Starting Rebound From Closed
Minimum (PSI) 100 50 12 100 50 12 100 50 12
<120 <54 <175 <150 12 <175 <180 12 <220 <220 12
120 54 175 150 12 175 180 12 220 220 11
130 59 195 165 12 195 195 12 240 215 10
140 64 210 180 11 210 210 11 260 230 9
150 68 225 190 11 230 225 11 280 245 8
160 73 245 205 10 250 240 10 300 265 7
170 77 260 220 10 265 255 10 320 280 6
180 82 280 235 9 280 265 9 340 300 5
190 86 295 250 8 295 280 8 360 215 4
200 91 315 265 7 315 295 7 380 330 3
210 95 335 285 6 335 315 6 400 350 2
220 100 350 300 5 350 325 5 420 365 1
230 104 370 310 4 350 325 5 420 365 1
>230 >104 >370 >310 4 >340 >340 4 >445 >220 0
Maximum (PSI) 450 400 >4 450 400 >4 450 400 >4
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