susp. settings for rear shock

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  1. gi##er

    gi##er New Member

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    I have a Fuel 98 Trek and has wandering what pressure should i run in the rear shock I weigh 215lbs 6/3 i ride agressive trail no big drop offs
     
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  2. trekrider4315

    trekrider4315 New Member

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    That bike has a fox float doesnt it? If thats the case, then follow the bikes directions for it now fox's. Mainly set the pressure to somewhere around your weight. For you try setting it to about 225 lb/ sq. inch. If thats nice then keep it there, if not go down to about 110. Just mess w/ it like I did.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    its proabably not a matter of sticking a particular pressure in the shock but rather adjusting the pressure up or down to get the right amount of sag

    for cross country riding try about 25%.

    this means measuring the overall length of the travel then adjusting the pressure so that when you sit on the bike with your weight evenly distributed 25% of the travel is taken up

    its hard to specify settings because every bike has different leverage ratios for the shock
     
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    trekrider4315 New Member

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    True...true take his advice on this one it makes more sense.
     
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