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So Im new to this world of dual sus, as well as an air fork upfront.

 

 

 

Im looking for some pointers on what pressures to run both back and front.

 

 

 

I have a fox shock pump, which seems to do the trick. Im just not sure if Im running the correct pressures.

 

 

 

I weigh 90kg's if that helps.

 

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Thanks

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Do to this accurately you'll need to do a sag test.

 

 

 

The "sag" is how much your shocks compress when you weight the bike. Sit on your bike without touching the ground (have a friend help or lean against a wall). The "sag" should be about 1/4 of the shock's travel. You can use a tape measure to get an idea of your travel length, or look at your manual. Have your friend use the tape measure to check the "sag" when you get on or off the bike. If you have 4" of travel, your "sag" should be 1". roughly 25% of travel.

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Do to this accurately you'll need to do a sag test.

 

 

 

The "sag" is how much your shocks compress when you weight the bike. Sit on your bike without touching the ground (have a friend help or lean against a wall). The "sag" should be about 1/4 of the shock's travel. You can use a tape measure to get an idea of your travel length' date=' or look at your manual. Have your friend use the tape measure to check the "sag" when you get on or off the bike. If you have 4" of travel, your "sag" should be 1". roughly 25% of travel.[/quote']

 

 

 

That is indeed the standard advice.

 

 

 

But don't feel you need to treat it as "gospel". It's a good starting point. From there decide how you like the feel of the bike and start playing around.

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That is indeed the standard advice.

 

 

 

But don't feel you need to treat it as "gospel". It's a good starting point. From there decide how you like the feel of the bike and start playing around.

 

... and if your funmeter on the rear shock don't show that you've used up almost all the travel on a particularly gnarly ride, then you're not using all the travel available Big%20smile

 

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