ON-THE-FLY DAMPING ADJUSTMENT
Incontrol adjusts the oil flow by opening and closing the HSC and LSC channels and therefore the compression tune. This allows you to adapt your setup to every riding situation. Its on-the-fly damping adjustment offers the perfect compression tune – Open for descents, DRIVE* for technical uphills, and LOCK for sprints on even sections.
*DRIVE mode is not available for the R 535 shock.
The INCONTROL damping system is based on a state-of-the-art two-way low- and high-speed system. During slow compression movements, the oil flows through the non-adjustable low-speed compression (LSC) channel. At fast compression movements, the oil also flows through the oil channel of the high-speed compression (HSC) valve.
In OPEN mode, the oil flows through the low- and high-speed compression channels. OPEN mode offers sensitivity and therefore a lot of traction.
In the DRIVE mode, all the oil flows through the HSC channel. The shims of the HSC open at a certain force, resulting in higher compression damping which ensures less energy loss but provides traction on uphill sections on uneven tracks. DRIVE mode is not available for the R 535 shock.
When LOCK mode is set, a valve closes the LSC and HSC oil channels. Ideal for sprinting situations on even sections where maximum power transmission is key. A blow-off valve protects rider and equipment from unexpected hits.