Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to re-valve my damper for The RUNT to work?

A: No, The RUNT works well as a drop-in and will be an improvement to your ride. We have been re-valving forks for years, as they are not very supple from the manufacturers. Re-valving makes your fork ride even better! The RUNT is shipped with shims to re-valve your rebound damper and/or your entire damper. On some forks the lock-out feature becomes less effective. Complete instructions (Tech Documents) are found under the support tab on our website. Your local bike shop can do this for you or you can send it to us. Many riders choose to take this one step at a time.

Q: How do I send my fork to DSD for re-valving and install?

A: Follow the link to the RUNT Custom Tune and Install in our web store, and submit your order. With 24 hour turnaround here at the shop, we’ll get you back on your bike as soon as possible. Interested in balancing your bike with a rear shock tune as well? Just send us an email, or give us a call to discuss options.

Q: Will the RUNT work with the Vorsprung Luftkappe?

A: There is not enough room in the air chamber for both the RUNT and the Luftkappe. The RUNT provides excellent small bump compliance while also vastly improving the mid-stroke support of your fork’s air spring, giving it a coil-like feel.

Q: Is The RUNT hard to install?

A: The RUNT is super easy to install. Follow the directions in our Quick Setup Guide.

Q: Will The RUNT work in any fork?

A: The RUNT, unlike other options out there, is fork travel specific. The RUNT was designed to take up the maximum air volume in your fork leg. We do have flat and step pistons, so you can convert between say 150 and 160 travel by just ordering a different piston. Do not use a RUNT designed for a different travel length as this could cause serious damage or injury.

Q: What maintenance does The RUNT require?

A: The RUNT requires very little maintenance. About once a year you should do the following: Remove the air, and then remove The RUNT from your fork leg. Next remove the clip holding the piston at the bottom. Add a small amount of air to the high side and the piston will pop out. Grasp the O-ring on the piston with a paper towel between your thumb and for-finger. Pop off the O-ring and match it up at the hardware store. Put a small amount of Slick Honey on the O-ring. Add a small amount of Fox Float Fluid to the inside of The RUNT, and re-install the clip. Put The RUNT back in your fork and you are ready to go!

Q: Do you ship internationally?

A: Yes, we will ship to anywhere.

Q: Do you sell to bike shops?

A: Yes, email us for a quote.

Q: Why is it called The RUNT?

A: The RUNT gets it’s namesake from the original proof of concept that was made out of a rear shock damper body… The rear in the front.