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    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?
    ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    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.

    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.

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