- Download and Install the ShockWiz app: iOS or Android
- Watch and understand all ShockWiz setup and usage videos.
- Read the Tips on this page!
- Want to Know it All? Check out Quarq's offical ShockWiz support page and Tips page.
Installation and Mounting Tips
- ShockWiz may leave some marks on your fork or shock when mounting. To avoid any scuffs, cut a piece of inner tube to protect contact points.
- ShockWiz can be mounted in any orientation. Experiment to find one that offers the cleanest routing for the hose and avoid excessive bends or kinks. Make sure no part of your mounting contacts your bike during normal operation or compression.
- You can attach the hose to either ShockWiz valve. They are angled differently to allow for better routing to your fork or shock valve.
- Fasten hose connections adequately to ensure a good seal. If ShockWiz later reports unexpected pressure readings, check the connections again.
- You can reorient the rubber boot if necessary. It's easiest to pull off the boot opposite the side of the valves. To put it back on, insert both valves into the boot first, then pull on the cover.
Connecting to ShockWiz through the App
Enable Bluetooth on your phone, but DO NOT use the phone's Bluetooth pairing feature. Connect through the ShockWiz app only.
Look for a flashing red light on ShockWiz to make sure it is awake. If not, bounce the bike a few times to wake up ShockWiz. ShockWiz will go to sleep if it does not detect movement for 10 mins.
Launch the ShockWiz app and use the app's Connect feature to connect to ShockWiz.
Expect some delay when connecting to ShockWiz while it identifies the unit and reads any data.
The ShockWiz units are labeled as 'FRONT_AFR1XXXX" or "REAR_AFR1XXXX". If you swapped them during mounting, make sure you are connecting to the correct unit or you will be very confused!
Setup and Calibration Tips
- Remove any 3rd-party modifications to your fork or shock, such as MRP Ramp Control. Volume spacers are OK. Check the Compatibility page for more details.
- ShockWiz may show marginal ambient pressure when your fork or shock are deflated (~1-2 psi). This is normal. Use your shock pump guage reading to dictate what your actual pressure is, so you can repeat the setup later without the ShockWiz.
- After mounting ShockWiz, start the Calibration procedure from the ShockWiz app. Make sure ShockWiz is ready by looking for the flashing red light (note: it only appears on the logo'd side of the device).
- Repeat the Calibration at least 2 or 3 times to ensure accuracy. Write down your final calibration settings. (Example: For my Pike 160mm solo air w/Luftkappe, my compresion ratio is 2.9. For my DB Inline rear @160mm, the CR is 2.7). Generally, the CR should be in the 2-3 range. The maximum that can be meaured by ShockWiz is 5.0.
- Make sure that you have fully equalized the positive and negative air springs when you deflate or inflate. Cycle the suspension in steps along the way as you pressurize to equalize the chambers.
- Once pressurized, note the pressure reading on your pump for repeatabilty later; your pump will likely show a slightly different pressure reading than the ShockWiz app. All pumps will have some variance in accuracy.
- Only use ShockWiz in the fully Open mode of your fork or shock. Changing the lockout or compression will affect ShockWiz readings, which were calibrated in Open mode.
- Learn how to use the Profiles feature of the ShockWiz app. It will be helpful in recalling your tuning information later. You can learn about this feature in our Setup videos
- Bring volume spacers and any tools you may need to make adjustments. Of course, bring your shock pump!
- Make any changes suggested by ShockWiz from top to bottom as displayed in the app. Some changes should be done together, such as Air Pressure and Spring Ramp. Read more about Tuning Order.
- For the best results, we recommend that you repeat the same sections of your trail when making changes based on ShockWiz readings. Consider foregoing your normal loop if you need to.
- If your ride does not have a lot of variation to obtain a good confidence score, take screenshots of ShockWiz readings with your phone when one type of terrain ends and another begins, rather than start a new session completely. You can then reference your screenshots later once ShockWiz has higher confidence and you have ridden more terrain types. Keep riding until ShockWiz says "ALL GOOD" in the "What to ride next" field.
- After using ShockWiz and (hopefully) achieving a high tuning score, it will provide a good baseline for you to tweak from going forward. In the end, it is your preference to dial in your suspension the way you like it to feel and perform and for the terrain you ride.
- TUNING MODES: There are two modes by default. Choose the one that best fits your tuning goals:
Balanced – Provides an overall compromise between traction, suppleness and pedaling efficiency. Balanced serves as a great baseline tune and is a favorite with ShockWiz users.
Playful – Allows for a perfect combination of traction, suppleness, and pedaling efficiency but with a livelier feel to give the bike ‘pop’.
If the default tunes don't fit your preferenceds, you can choose the Custom Tune mode. The Custom Tuning Style allows you to select one of fifteen different stiffness and liveliness combination
Stiffness [Custom Tune] can be tuned with one of five choices ranging from Softest to Firmest. By tweaking the Stiffness, you can alter how much resistance to movement the suspension has. More stiffness will result in a more efficient, but less comfortable ride, which is a XC racer preference. Alternatively, a stiffer Tuning Style could be selected when you are running a bike that is designed for burlier trails (i.e. a 180 mm travel bike on mellow, flowy trails)
Liveliness [Custom Tune] can be tuned with one of three choices ranging from Planted to Active. By altering the Liveliness, you can change how active the bike feels in ‘dynamic’ (through rough obstacles and on jump take offs and landings) situations.