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Author Topic: Fox Shox Float RP23 Rear Shock  (Read 1043 times)
nmcam12345
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« on: 14 Aug 11, 19:52 »

just like some help pls  i have installd my rear shox to my bike  from new  and wounder ing  wht air  pressure to put in it  or does it have standerd  pressure air in  coz it dnt look good  to me i can bottom it when i sit on it
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« Reply #1 on: 14 Aug 11, 22:49 »

What bike and what kind of riding are you doing?
Usually recommend between 20% (more XC) and 33% (DH) sag.

You'll need to know the shock stroke.

Measure eye to eye (from bolt to bolt) on the shock with it uncompressed.

Then sit on the bike in your riding position, feet up and measure again (maybe get someone to help)

The difference between the two measurements is the sag. Work out what %age of the shock stroke has been used up as sag and add/remove air to get to your target sag.

e.g.  50mm stroke shock.

20% desired sag = you want 10mm compression when sat on the bike
30% desired sag = you want 15mm compression when sat on the bike
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« Reply #2 on: 15 Aug 11, 02:09 »

oh ok to be honest   i did sit on it a it kinda sank  like if u bottom out ... the rubber o ring  slide to the end off the bolt   so i guess i need to pump some air in there im riden a joker ellsworth    and the  type on riden  just basic xc  not too much dh ... just got a pump for the rear shock  pdf rear shock for fox   220 psi ?  but  i dnt kno if its rite  psi  for my weght  im 5ft 6 and 13 stone  and the bike is a joker ellsworth
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