What should the static sag be?

Aim for approximately 30mm of static sag for street riding and 25mm for the track. If you have too much sag, tighten up the front preload. Too little, and you’ll have to loosen the adjusters accordingly. One turn on the adjuster will usually change sag by about one millimeter.

Is sag or static sag more important?

While rider sag is obviously the key measurement, static sag is just as important, especially when setting up a new bike for a particular rider as it will tell you if you have the correct spring rates installed. You need to adjust the bike with the rider mounted first to be able to tell if the spring is right.

How do I know if I have static sag?

To measure static sag, take your first measurement with your bike on its stand, just as you do when you set your race sag. Get an accurate measurement from your rear axle upward (at a slight angle in the direction the rear wheel’s arc) to the junction between the fender and side panel.

How do you stop static sag?

After loosening the shock springs lockring you can turn the spring preload ring to increase or decrease sag. Usually 1 complete turn changes the sag by about 3mm. If your shock is hot from riding it is best to note sag changes by the amount of turns in or out since the rider sag was set.

How important is static sag?

STIFFER OR SOFTER SHOCK SPRING.” Static sag is important. First and foremost, static sag, when set properly, can help you determine if you need a stiffer or softer shock spring. And, it goes without saying that a bike with too much or too little static sag is not going to work up to its potential.

How can I reduce my race sagging?

measurements. Adjust spring preload as necessary to obtain the correct handling results. Note: Increasing spring preload will decrease race sag and visa versa. The race sag is set to insure that the suspension works in its most effective rage and to keep a good chassis weight balance, front to rear.

How do you adjust the shocks on a four wheeler?

Adjusting the Shocks on Your ATV

  1. Prep Your ATV. You need to make sure your tires are aired up to the proper pressure before you do anything else.
  2. Set Your Ride Height/Preload.
  3. Adjust Your High Speed Clicker.
  4. Adjust Your Low-Speed Clicker.
  5. Adjust Your Rebound.

How can I improve my sagging rider?

What’s the difference between static and race sag?

Static Sag or “Race” Sag is the amount the bike compresses from fully extended, with the rider on board. Here’s how to measure it the Race Tech way. It is a little different than how you may have done it before but is more accurate and consistent.

When to use static sag or spring SAG?

Static sag can be used to help determine the proper spring rate. Now, you must compare the rear suspension sag under the weight of the sprung portion of the bike alone (without rider’s weight) to the unloaded dimension. Having the proper spring rates in the front and rear is critical for proper handling.

How much free sag should I have in my shock spring?

Free sag should be between 30mm and 40mm. If you have more than 40mm of free sag, your shock spring is too stiff. Less than 30mm and your spring is too soft.

What should the SAG be on a mountain bike?

You can use sag as a tuning tool. Jeremy McGrath liked to set his sag at more than 100mm. Why? He wanted the rear shock to feel dead in the whoops. On the other hand, setting the sag at less than 100mm can make your bike handle quicker in the turns, because it raises the rear of the bike, which steepens the head angle.