Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
Setting the sag...
Here's how I did it.
I've never before owned a bike with this much suspension travel. According to the interwebs, for a bike like this, 1/3 of of available travel should be used by me sitting on the bike. The front has around 200mm of travel: a third of that is 67mm. In back there's around 185mm of travel, it should drop 62mm when I sit down.
With me on the bike the front squashed down 110mm, or 43mm too much. The stock spacer, between the spring and the fork cap, is 295mm. I cut a 338mm piece of 1" electric conduit and installed that in place of the stock pipe.
In back, with the shock adjuster set to 4 and me on the seat, the bike settled 70mm. 8mm too far: I changed it to 5.
Bouncing around in the garage the bike feels lots better. I haven't gone for a ride yet but, in my experience, setting the sag makes a gigantic difference in how a bike feels. I'm anticipating it's much less 'mushy'.
When I have a chance I'll measure things again. The spring rate, front and back, might be wrong for me. Or not, who knows? It's a start.