How much air should I put in my bike shocks?
Sag should be set to 15 – 20% of total fork travel
To achieve the best performance from your FOX suspension, adjust the air pressure to attain your proper sag setting. Sag is the amount your suspension compresses under your weight and riding gear. Sag range should be set to 15–20% of total fork travel.
How much psi should I run in my 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). Then just add/remove air to your liking.
What PSI should my bike fork be?
Start with the recommended air pressure for your weight. If that is not known, try 100psi. On this fork it said l should be running 75psi for my weight but there was always about 30mm unused travel. I dropped the pressure by 5psi, then another 5psi, ending up at 65psi.
What PSI is FOX DPX2?
Do not exceed maximum air pressure: FLOAT DPS and DPX2 air shocks have a maximum air pressure of 350 psi.
Can you use a normal pump for shocks?
A regular pump completely prevents the rider from accurately setting a shock because it transfers a lot of air and doesn’t have the bleed valve found on shock pumps. The bleed valve allows users to fine-tune the shock’s settings by incrementally removing air.
How much PSI should I put in my front fork?
Set up the fork to a pressure where you have between 25%-30% sag. Say, the amount the fork compresses when you get on the bike in normal riding position, has to be like a fourth of the total travel. If your Recon is 130mm travel, it should sink like 36-38mm with your weight on.
Do I need front shocks on my bike?
You need a front suspension for your bike if you prefer a smoother riding experience on rough roads and some relief for the wrist and arms. You don’t need a front suspension if you ride mostly on reasonably smooth surfaces. Front suspensions typically weigh 4-6 pounds more.