REAR-SHOCK SETUP TIPS FROM THE PROS
Last month we worked with Pro Circuit’s Jim “Bones” Bacon on the fork and
learned some of his setup secrets. This
month we’re sharing his shock setup advice.
The first measurement
is bike on the stand, rear
wheel hanging freely. The second measurement is with the bike on the ground, the difference between the two is your
Bones, and every good suspension doctor we’ve worked with will tell you that your shock and its setup have a
very positive, or negative effect on the fork’s performance. The most important first step is sag. It has ties to
suspension balance, tracking, fork action, cornering and stability.
Static Sag helps to determine the
proper spring rate. It should be
around 37mm, and this should
match up to Racer sag of 103mm
with the rider.
Both the Racer Sag must be within
the proper range for optimum suspension performance.
Remember, always set your Racer
(rider on bike) first!