When setting up air shocks we recommend starting by replicating the sag point you have found to feel best with the stock link. General rule of thumb to get you close is multiply your air pressure with the stock link by 1.05 (5% increase). You always want to be at near 30% sag because if your sag is too much higher than that anti-squat will be lower and the bike won’t pedal as well. At 30% sag use damping and volume spacers to tune the shock’s feel throughout its stroke. Keep in mind that damping is not position sensitive. If you like how the damping feels during a certain portion of your bike’s travel play with the volume spacers and don’t tweak damping yet.
Due to the weight of this bike we don’t recommend running a coil unless you are below 180 lbs. 800 lb springs do exist, but air shocks will be easier to tune for people in this weight range.
|Rider Weight||Spring Rate||Preload|
|120 lbs (54.4 kg)||500||1 turn|
|140 lbs (63.5 kg)||550||1 turn|
|160 lbs (72.6 kg)||600||1 turn|
|180 lbs (81.8 kg)||700||1 turn|
|200 lbs (90.7 kg)||800||1 turn|
*All spring rates are calculated for 30% sag assuming a 64% rear weight bias.