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Setting sag on my fox forks??
Hey guy's, i've fitted some fox float rl 130mm forks to my giant trance. I set them up for sag at about 25-26mm, this was at 80psi. I weight a tiny bit under 11 stone in my boxers. The sag was set-up with full riding kit/backpack etc on and sitting down. I'm finding I'm not using all the travel (about 110-115mm) so i thought i'd look into the set-up a little more. I've found that fox reccomend 65-75 psi for my weight.

My questions are:

-Should i be looking at having more sag with a 130mm travel fork, i've only just noticed fox suggest 32mm of sag for my all mountain/trail riding style.
-How should i set my sag? Standing up sitting down?

I've just had a little play with the pressures and at 70psi i'm getting 30-31mm of sag with full riding kit on sitting down. This to me sounds about right and i'll have a ride on it at the weekend but wanted advice from you guy's to confirm.

sag is meant to be set whilst you are in attack position : so standing up as if you was attacking a rough section, i find leaning on a wall helps
As Steve said, standing up attack position, use a loose cable tie on the stanchions and have someone watch whilst you carefully get off the bike or measure it right then, to avoid any bouncing moving it.

25% of total travel is typical for XC use. You always want a bit of fork travel in reserve and should be aiming to only achieve full travel on big hits/drops/jumps and only a couple of times a ride at most.
ok thanks guy's, i've been setting it sitting down! I'll set it up with around 30-32mm of sag as suggested and see how it feels to ride!


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