2020 Vado 5.0 SR Suntour NCX E25 Front Fork Adjustment

martee1z

New Member
Hello...I purchased a new 2020 Vado 5.0 in mid-January 2020. I've never had a suspension fork on a bicycle before, and this is my first electric bike. My only other bicycle is a Merlin Cyrene road bike I bought about 19 years ago.

The "General Suspension Fork Manual" that came with the Vado is minimal at best, and the "turbo vado/como User Manual" doesn't discuss suspension fork adjustment at all.

I've watched a a few YouTube videos on spring based fork suspension adjustments, but nothing specific to the Suntour NCX E25. I also did a search on "Suntour NCX E25", but came up mainly with retail offers and nothing regarding NCX E25 adjustment.

About the only thing I've gleaned from what I've read and watched is that the coil spring preload tension governed by the dial on the top of the left fork dial should be equal to the tension of the compression adjustment set by dial on top of the right fork. Then there's the rebound adjust dial at the bottom of the right fork that's a bit of a mystery to me.

Can anyone offer me some adjustment tips specific to the NCX E25 or point me to documentation and/or videos that I may have missed that are tailored to the NCX E25 or something closely similar?

Thank you for any follow-ups.
 

rochrunner

Member
Nothing specific to your fork, but I've had adjustable forks (and shocks) on things like bikes and motorcycles over the years and find that I must be insensitive to the changes because I usually set them to something the day I get the bike and then never touch them again.

The only important feature to me is the fork lockout that makes it rigid and better on smooth and semi-smooth surfaces. And I've been known to take my current bike on some rougher trail and wonder why the front end is bouncing around until I realize that I forgot to switch off the lockout feature! :)
 

PaD

Well-Known Member
Hello...I purchased a new 2020 Vado 5.0 in mid-January 2020. I've never had a suspension fork on a bicycle before, and this is my first electric bike. My only other bicycle is a Merlin Cyrene road bike I bought about 19 years ago.

The "General Suspension Fork Manual" that came with the Vado is minimal at best, and the "turbo vado/como User Manual" doesn't discuss suspension fork adjustment at all.

I've watched a a few YouTube videos on spring based fork suspension adjustments, but nothing specific to the Suntour NCX E25. I also did a search on "Suntour NCX E25", but came up mainly with retail offers and nothing regarding NCX E25 adjustment.

About the only thing I've gleaned from what I've read and watched is that the coil spring preload tension governed by the dial on the top of the left fork dial should be equal to the tension of the compression adjustment set by dial on top of the right fork. Then there's the rebound adjust dial at the bottom of the right fork that's a bit of a mystery to me.

Can anyone offer me some adjustment tips specific to the NCX E25 or point me to documentation and/or videos that I may have missed that are tailored to the NCX E25 or something closely similar?

Thank you for any follow-ups.
Don’t think there’s any compression adjustment on any Vado. I have a 2020 Vado 5.0
Take a close look at the top of the right fork leg and you will find that the knob is for locking the fork ( no suspension)

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The Compression described in the general manual must be for air forks.
When it comes to rebound I think you will have to test it. I’ve tried to set mine at a middle position but I’m not sure.
(I’m kind of pleased with the picture I just took with my phone :))
 
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opimax

Well-Known Member
i searched, found adjustments in some ads but no specifics. Check under the other cap or the cap itself and also check on the bottom near it on each tube. Is this air or spring fork?

on one of my bikes I didn’t know it had an adjustment til I cleaned the fork ,found the adjuster on the bottom thought it just a nut which had come loose and hand tightened previously