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    New to Full Suspension

    came from a jamis hardtail just got a Kona Tanuki, i was wondering i weight 205lbs how much psi should i put in the front and rear shock. because i went riding for the first time the other day and it felt stiff in the front

    front shock: rockshox tora solo air 130mm
    rear shock: kona faster af2

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    Start with your body weight and adjust from there. You want to utilize the majority of the suspension with out bottoming out in the rough stuff.

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    New to Full Suspension

    For rear use your body weight and then adjust from there, the front however refer to the manual as that is not the same as your body weight. I'm 195 pounds on my revelation it's set to 138 psi.

    If it feels stiff let a little air out and try again. It's different for every rider as we all like different feels to our bikes. Trial and error my friend.


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    Workshop: Setting up mountain bike suspension - BikeRadar
    Technical Tuesday: Suspension Basics - Pinkbike

    Check out those links.

    Basically you want to start with a certain point of sag, and adjust from there.

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    thanks guys

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    Also new forks and shocks have a break in time ,ride a couple of times before doing much.

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    its a used bike

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