While many newer full suspension bikes are making allowances for usable water bottle mounts, clearance can often be tight. Particularly when a water bottle is paired with a frame sporting a reservoir shock.
An undesired side effect from the tight confines is that when removing or reinserting a water bottle, it can turn the rebound knob, causing the bike to pogo mid ride. In order to eliminate the chance of bumping the rebound, Wolf Tooth has designed a low profile adjuster from 7075-T6 billet.
The story behind the product is that during long cross country races, some of the WTC crew who have bikes with under the TT mounted shocks, had issues with their suspension settings changing mid ride. At first they blamed their junior team mechanic, Tegan (age 5), but quickly realized who the real culprit was.
For right handed users, removing the bottle would cause the bike to pack up, while left handed riders had the opposite problem. They tried using a side access bottle cage but this only worked when they weren’t rushing, which isn’t always the case during a race.
So to solve the problem once and for all, they created the low-profile shock rebound knob. This US made part replaces the existing rebound knob, but can still be adjusted using a 2.5mm allen. It is compatible with the majority of Fox Float shocks and retails for an affordable $12.95.
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