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Offline Rockhopper

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Read shock pressure
« on: August 23, 2008, 04:53:50 PM »
Howdy -- I just got a Fox Float R rear shock (with a brain) for an Epic. I was following the instructions on the Fox web site on how to set the sag. After following those instructions, I arrived at 140 psi in the rear shock. I'm 170 pounds. Does that make sense? I thought it would be higher. (This is what happens when you ride a hard tail your hole life and then switch to the dark side.) Thanks.

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Re: Read shock pressure
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 06:00:50 PM »
You should get about 20% sag of your shocks travel. Ride it and note the position of your travel indicator at the end of day. Are you using all of your travel? you want to :) Leave a little reserve to make sure your not bottoming out.

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Re: Read shock pressure
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 07:21:23 PM »
Did you get your issue taken care of?

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Re: Read shock pressure
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 07:41:18 PM »
Yeah, I had two pivot bolts at home :)

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Re: Read shock pressure
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 09:43:46 PM »
Good news...See ya at Carter! :)

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Re: Read shock pressure
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 10:31:27 PM »
If there is no O-ring on the shock put a zip tie on it.  Set the pressure for what you think it should be and gently sit on the bike in riding position using a pole or something to support you upright.  Carefully get off and look and see if about 1/4 inch of sag shows.  If not put more air in or take some out accordingly.  From there you can adjust to your liking.  I keep mine just a little stiffer than recommended because I like the better power I get in the pedal stroke.

 

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