Under the tutelage of CRST owner Dave Moss, students are introduced to suspension theory and mechanics and taught a methodical, systematic approach to tuning that is immediately put to use on the track. The syllabus consists of six sessions dedicated to covering the primary variables of suspension: spring preload, compression and rebound damping. Each session is broken down into 10 minutes of theory discussion, about 30 minutes of track time, and then a 10- to 15-minute debriefing. Sessions begin with an explanation of the design and function of the component being studied. We start with the basics: For session one, it's the fork cap and spring. With the vitals in hand, Moss explains the mechanics and theory behind the parts and how it influences the ride. Troubleshooting tips are doled out and the relevant terminology is introduced, but that's where this hands-on school departs from your typical suspension seminar.