The sag measurement is the amount that your fork, rear shock, or both will compress when you are positioned for riding on your bike, with all your riding apparel and gear. Adjusting air pressure until you achieve your target sag will help you determine the appropriate amount of air pressure for your fork or shock, or both.
To achieve the best performance from your FOX suspension product, the proper measuring and setting of sag is vitally important. As a starting point, set sag for your fork or rear shock to 25% of its available travel.
NOTE: While 25% sag is fine for most riders, you can experiment and vary your sag percentage to better suit your riding style, personal preferences of handling characteristics, and overall feel. For example, if your style is more downhill/shuttle, you can increase your sag percentage a few points (implying less air pressure) to add plush feel to your riding platform. If your style is more all-mountain/XC, you can decrease your sag percentage a few points (implying increased air pressure), to firm up your suspension.
NOTE: Bouncing lightly will help free up any friction caused by sticky new suspension pivots or slack head tube angles. Holding onto both brakes at this point will prevent a good sag measurement.
While maintaining your normal riding position and without bouncing, reach down and slide the o-ring or zip tie against the scraper lip of your rear shock air sleeve, or the dust wipers of your fork or both, if your bike has full suspension.
NOTE: For the best TALAS performance, always set sag in the long travel position. Sag and spring rate will automatically readjust when you change to different travel settings.
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