I have been thinking about getting the rear shock retuned when the rebuild is due. I have had the bike one year in May so will be coming due for the yearly service.. My RIP is a 2014 with the Monarch / Pike combo and I feel like I am blowing through the rear travel too easily. I weigh around 165 and set the rear shock a between 25 and 30% and the Pike is at 75psi as per recommended by RS. My pike does not have a sag meter on the side just the sticker on the lower fork leg. I lately feel like the rear shock needs more air. I find myself riding in the pedaling mode. I plan on putting a zip tie on the rear shock to mark the bottom out spot and then use the rubber ring to see how close I get to bottoming out. I have considered either the Debon air upgrade as I like how the pike rides or maybe sending in for a custom tune. It feels like the full open setting may be too soft or squatty (if that's a word). I would mostly like a more balanced feel rear shock to the Pike. Maybe I just need to go to a straight 25% sag? I know Niner recommends 30%.
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