SAG

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SAG is the amount your fork compresses under your body weight (don’t forget to include your riding gear), also referred to as Rider Weight. Since this is a Downhill specific fork, measure SAG by mounting your bike with your riding gear on, standing up and in the ready position. The ready position is basically, knees and elbows slightly bent, bars weighted but body weight on your feet. Do not sit on the saddle while measuring SAG. Every rider has a different riding weight and ready position based on rider height and style.

1. Before adding air to the fork make sure that both high speed and low seed compression is turned all the way counter clockwise and release all the air out of the fork.

2. Set the correct amount of rotations to the OTT knob based on your weight. Refer to the OTT Guide or basetune to find the recommended setting for OTT.

3. Add the recommended air pressure to the fork based on your weight. Refer to the basetune to find the recommended air pressure setting.

For detailed instructions on measuring and setting up sage check out this video and step by step instructions.

  • Why do you need SAG?
    Sag is how far your suspension compresses when you sit on your bike. Sag is set to insure that the suspension works in its most effective range and to keep a good weight balance, front to rear. It can also determine if you have the proper spring rate. Proper sag is essential because it allows the suspension fork to absorb holes and bumps without making the fork too soft or hard.
  • What happens if you have too much SAG?
    The quality of the ride will suffer. Too much sag may result in the suspension diving and bottoming out too easily. If you have too much sag, increase spring rate or increase preload on the spring
  • What happens if you have too little SAG?
    The quality of the ride will suffer. The suspension will feel harsh on small bumps, traction will be reduced and you may not be able to use all available suspension travel.