An overview of the ShockWiz Suspension Tuning System for mountain bikes, by Dusty Dynamics
ShockWiz is an automated suspension tuning system for air-sprung mountain bikes. It is small, lightweight and unobtrusive, attaching to either your fork or shock. While you ride, it performs thousands of calculations to analyse your riding and finds anything undesirable with your set-up. It will then tell you how to change your set-up via Bluetooth 4.0 to your Apple or Android phone, so that your bike can be optimally tuned for you, and you can get on with enjoying the ride.
Why you need a ShockWiz
Mountain bike suspension has come a long way over the last few years, and has become more complex due to additional knobs and tuning options. While adjustable suspension has been a huge leap forward, most riders don’t fully understand what all the adjustments do, and how to tune their suspension for best performance.
ShockWiz solves this by automatically determining what settings you should change to give you the best ride possible. This game-changing product is like a personal race-engineer who is extracting the most performance from your bike. ShockWiz provides a professional level of tuning which is now available to all riders.
Who is it for?
The ShockWiz is for anyone who has an air-sprung mountain bike and wants to get the most from their riding experience.
- Experience better bike set-up.
- Gain more enjoyment from your riding.
- Improve your times.
- Get the edge over your riding buddies.
ShockWiz is designed for all mountain bike riders, regardless of their riding style and how much suspension travel their bike has.
ShockWiz is equally at home on a hardtail or a dual suspension bike. For best results on a dual suspension bike, it is recommended that you use two ShockWiz devices to tune the fork and shock at the same time.
Detection of undesirable suspension characteristics
Automated tuning recommendations
Concise feedback displayed on intuitive smartphone app
App compatible with Android and Apple devices
Jump air timer
Shock health (snapshot of how well your suspension is set up for you)
Tune for your riding style – XC, AM or DH
Lightweight and unobtrusive
Cheap, replaceable battery – lasts for months
Weighs 45 g (1.6 oz)
Bluetooth 4.0 communications
Commonly available, easily replacable battery
Months of battery life
Waterproof and dust tight (IP67)
User can select pressure units (psi / bar / kPa)
ShockWiz is currently compatible with most air-sprung suspension on the market. The shock or fork needs to have a positive chamber that consists of a single volume. Therefore, suspension with variable chambers (like DRCV, Equalizer) are not currently supported (RockShox Dual Air is supported). Suspension where the positive and negative chambers are joined when a shock pump is installed (some Manitou forks) or filled through the negative chamber (such as White Brothers / MRP forks) are currently unsupported. If you are not sure about the compatibility of the shock or fork, please contact us.
Adjustable travel forks (such as TALAS / DPA / DLA) need to be kept in the same travel position, otherwise a new calibration will be required.
ShockWiz has been engineered to work with all dampers on the market. Due to their non-linear nature ‘bump detecting’ dampers such as Terralogic, Brain, iCTD and E:I won’t work as well, but you will still get usable suggestions.
ShockWiz will have adequate clearance on most bikes, but you can check by clicking here to download a clearance template.
To use ShockWiz, a phone or tablet that is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart) communications is required. The phone requires both hardware and software support. Android devices require Jellybean 4.3 or newer, and Apple devices require iOS 6 or newer, so check with your manufacturer if you are unsure.
Dusty Dynamics is a growing, Australian-based company with the aim to amplify rider enjoyment via its products, services and custom engineering.
We are specialists in MTB suspension and are the creators of the ShockWiz Suspension Tuning System, a device to help riders of all abilities get the most from their bike.