Scalpel Ultimate, 1 & 2 Riders
What pressures are you riding on you front and rear shocks?
How much do you weigh?
Describe your riding style?
Ive posted this a few times actually. I have 2500 miles on my scalpel since end of December, Every kind of riding from gravel roads to very technical rocky trails.
Originally Posted by torque29er
Ive found that 70% of weight in front shock works great for me, ie 165 and I run 115. Ive tried more and ive tried less, but I like it at 115 best so far. Thats right at 20% sag for me.
On the rear ive played with in a ton. Anywhere from 10psi less to 15 more. Ive come to the conclusion on this bike that I like it stiffer. The bike just handles better all round. Yes it can be a bit rougher on really rooty that way but it makes up for it in anything uphill even very short step inclines. So on the back I am now running right at 12psi more than my weight. So im 165 and running really close to 177, hard to tell with pump
That puts me at a little under 20% sag in the rear. Not sure exactly as ive not measured since I bumped up from 10psi over.
I run either full on platform or middle setting if its really rough.
What I have found is that I really love the Monarch RT3 but... it does leak air and you will need to keep an eye on it.
My two cents anyway. And on my flash...Same 70% weight in fork.