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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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mtn fork psi?

Well I purchased pump to add air to the fox shock on my new mtn bike. Bike came with enough air in shock for a 100 pound female, so it was telling me to get my phat ass off.

Any it gave a sag reading and psi recommendation for my weight for the shock, but nothing for the fork? The manual did not even list anything for the fork period which was odd?

So is there a sag suggestion for the fork or a general guide line to use?

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don't forget to slide the forks up in the triples to compensate. Good to go!


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lol on the above.
look up your bike on the specialized site they may have a setup video for it.

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You should be able to google the fork and find the manual online. If not call the dealer and ask. Honestly, I've never bought a new mtb but I would imagine this is something the shop should have set for you.

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I researched this last year when I picked up my bike and found that most recommended sag of 15%(of total travel) for XC riding and 25% for AM plush.

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20% sag for the front is common. It works well for the riding we have around here.

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I run my fork at 70psi. I followed Treks recommendation for base setup and set the rear sag at 20% then set the front fork sag with the help of a friend who held the bike up while I put my weight over it as recommended (not too much/little). This should be done ready to ride, I did it at palos with a full camelbak on, helmet, ect.
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