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Old 04-20-2008, 06:35 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by levity
6', 170#. I lowered the height-adjustable shock ~1 cm, raised the forks ~ 1cm, and set the rear sag at 3.5" (~33%).
This just allows me to flat foot it, but I usually only put one foot down as shown in the photo.
For what it's worth, "rule of thumb" for setting sag is about 10%. Any more than that, and your handling can suffer (not enough weight on the front wheel). You may want to drop the shock the full 1" and set your sag back up around 1.2 - 1.3", especially if you notice any stability issues.

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