How much psi should I have in my rear shock?

How much psi should I have in my rear shock?

The exact PSI you end up with depends on how plush/firm you want the rear shock to be, but a good starting point is 1 psi for 1 lbs in weight of the rider (including riding gear).

How much air do I put in my bike shocks?

Eyeball it or use a ruler to measure. If less than 30 percent of the stanchion is showing below the o-ring, unscrew the valve cap on your shock and, using a shock pump, add air—about 10 PSI at a time. If more is showing release air by tapping on the shock pump release valve one tap at a time.

What is rebound and compression for shocks?

Compression damping helps the suspension absorb bumps or road irregularity as the wheel moves upward in the stroke. Rebound damping helps the suspension return to the proper position, after a bump or other irregularity causes the fork to compress, in a smooth and controlled motion.

How much air should I put in my bike shocks?

In most cases you’ll want between 20% and 30% of the total available travel to be used as sag. Some rear suspension systems are designed to run a specific amount of sag, so check the recommended settings on your bike before you begin to tinker.

What should rear shock sag?

For the rear shock – 20% – 30% sag is recommended. For the most part, this can be used across the board for trail bikes and downhill bikes. Again, keep in mind you may want more or less sag depending on your bike, weight, and riding preferences.

Do air shocks help with heavy loads?

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Should Rebound be higher than compression?

Quote: Generally the rebound forces are greater than the compressive forces. This can be attributed to the idea that the compression damping controls the unsprung mass while the rebound damping controls the movement of the sprung mass.

How much sag is too much?

If you have around 25mm or less free sag your spring has too much preload on it to get the proper rider sag and your spring rate is too soft. If you have around or more than 45mm you don’t have enough preload on your spring and should consider a softer spring.

Is 40 sag too much?

The amount of recommended sag will vary depending on the type of bike that you ride. Typically, enduro/trail bikes fall between 25% – 35% recommended sag, while downhill bikes can be up to 40% recommended sag.

Will a Fox pump work on this shock?

The fox pump will work on it. Make sure the pressure on the fox pump goes to around 300 if you are above 250 lbs. You want to put as much pressure in the shock that is needed to get 25% sag. A good start is to put your weight in air pressure in the shock and go from there.

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How much air pressure should I put in my shock?

A good start is to put your weight in air pressure in the shock and go from there. Sag is how much your shock compresses when you sit on the bike with all your weight (don”t bounce). I think the max pressure on the shock is 300 psi. spoke to spesh and they said use a PSI equiv to your weight less 20LB, just like the Triad on the higher models.