Originally Posted by Bill the Bong
I revisted the rear sag, as that was the only variable which effectively changed. I found that to get in the 70 - 80 mm prescribed sag range, static sag was only about 6mm. Almost 75% of the shock's pre-load is used.
I've found that ~33% rider sag has worked well for me on all of my bikes regardless of total travel. I had Javier work my R shock to get 285mm travel so 95-100mm is where I started. I weigh ~230lbs with a 90nm spring set to 100mm rider sag, I ended up with 20mm free sag. I think that I'd prefer to bump up to the 95nm and it should be spot on for my weight. Forks still have stock .52kg/mm springs and are borderline too soft, but too close to justify a change... I think I just need a little stiffer valving and they should be good.