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Pick & Mix / Ready Mix Tunes

Pick & Mix Self Tune Kits

Introducing Shockcraft's Pick & Mix Self Tuning System

Pick & Mix is a new and unique self tuning system engineered by Shockcraft, that gives you the internal suspension tune you need.  It enables technically minded riders and bike shops to install Shockcraft designed and tested tunes in MTB suspension with only normal suspension service tools.  It allows riders to Pick & Mix from a rack of compression and rebound tunes to fit their riding style and preferences.

Why Do You Need a Pick & Mix Self Tune?

Because even the best dampers are a compromise.  They cannot give each rider the compression and rebound damping curves they require to stay stable, offer support and eat bumps.

If you are outside the weight and riding style or terrain the suspension is designed for, then your compromises are far bigger.

Shockcraft Pick & Mix allows you to step right past those compromises and get a result that is most of the way towards a custom damper tune.  Unlike a custom tune, you can install Pick & Mix at home or in your workshop for your customers.  You can also tweak it.  It's not one tune, you get multiple compression and rebound tunes to Pick & Mix.

Signs Your Existing Suspension Tune Isn't Right

The biggest sign is that setup is difficult:

•   You are out of range (too fast or too slow) on at least one adjuster.
•   Small changes make bigger differences than they should.
•   Rebound feels too fast sometimes and too slow others.
•   Compression feels harsh sometimes and wallowing others.
•   You have to go too soft or hard with air pressure to work around the damper.
•   You can get it feeling good but can't get full travel.

Benefits of Pick & Mix

Pick & Mix Self Tune is a bolt-in kit that allows you to custom tune your suspension.  At home!  And it accounts for your bike geometry, weight and riding style.

Then you still get to choose from a group of dyno tested rebound and compression tunes.

•   You're a Sport class rider but you want a bit more support – no problem.
•   You're a Race/Rowdy rider but you don't want to be beaten up on long races – no problem.
•   You like your rebound to be more poppy and playful than normal – no problem.
•   You want your rebound to be stable and planted at all times – still no problem.

Pick & Mix Self Tune Features

•   A physics calculator that takes rider weight, bike geometry and riding style to generate a tune grade.

•   Tuning range covers riders from under 40 kg to over 100 kg.

•   Model specific hardware modifications and shim kit that bolts in.

•   Tuning drawings which lay out the shim stacks for each tune (paper drawings to scale)

•   7 compression and 8 rebound tuning options total.

•   Each rider is provided 3 compression (only 2 on the firmest) and 3 rebound tuning options dependent on their calculator generated tune grade.
•   Compression damping options are self explanatory and include options either side of your target - Firm, Target, Soft.
•   Rebound damping options allow you to choose a sticky (digressive), neutral or poppy (progressive) rebound tune - Sticky, Neutral, Poppy.

•   Shim kits which cover the required tune range.  Shim sizes and thicknesses have been chosen so you don't need to accurately measure them.

•   Pictorial instructions for stripping, re-valving and reassembling the fork damper.

•   Tool, fluid and torque lists.

Pick & Mix Mezzer Pro & Mattoc Pro 2023 Self Tunes

Pick & Mix Self Tune KitOur first Pick & Mix Self Tunes have been engineered for the Manitou Mezzer Pro and Mattoc Pro 2023 MC2 cartridge dampers.  The Mezzer Pro was a ground-breaking fork that redefined performance in it's class (140-180 mm Trail & Enduro).  This damper is also used in the MY2023 Manitou Mattoc Pro.

Our Pick & Mix Self Tune for the Mezzer Pro & Mattoc Pro 2023 has:

•   Compression tuning range from massively softer to much firmer than stock.
•   Shockcraft High flow V2 piston required and included.
•   7 different compression tunes, 8 different rebound tunes.
•   Compression & rebound tunes matched to spring-rates.
•   Each tune dyno tested at 2 m/s.
•   Rebound curve is completely straightened out.
•   More low speed rebound control for stabilising the bike and rider.
•   Less high speed rebound damping to follow rough ground better at speed.
•   Huge changes in feel, speed and confidence.
•   Tune from lightweight cruisers to heavy hitting bruisers.

Learn More:   Mezzer Pro Pick & Mix Self Tune   |   Mattoc Pro 2023 Pick & Mix Self Tune

Ready Mix Tuning

Ready Mix Tuning is our unique Pick & Mix tuning system but the Picking, Mixing and Install are done by Shockcraft for you.  New Manitou Mezzer Pro & Mattoc Pro 2023 forks are available stock or Shockcraft Ready Mix tuned.  Whole fork or just the damper.  It's ready to ride and we ship worldwide.  If you already have one of these forks we can install during service.  Mezzer Expert conversion kits also available to bolt the Pro damper (stock or tuned) into the Mezzer Expert.

Learn More:   Mezzer Pro Ready Mix Tuning   |   Mattoc Pro 2023 Ready Mix Tuning