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    429c sag

    Unfortunately I lost my sag indicator already. How much sag should I be running on a xl 429c?

    What effects have you found from running slightly more or less sag?

    What is your weight and what psi are you running?

    Loving the bike.

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    We suggest 30% sag on all models.
    Your dealer can order you a replacement. If you live in the US, you can order from our merchandise site. PIVOT MERCH

    I weigh 225 with gear, and run around 175 or 180 psi. You can notice a big difference by changing PSI by just 3 or 4 PSI.

    If you have a smart phone, FOX has a cool app to help you as well.

    Here is the suspension set up guide - just replace RP23 with CTD, as set up is similar, and always, ALWAYS, set up your suspension in the open or descend mode.

    http://www.pivotcycles.com//up/file/setup-guide.pdf
    http://www.pivotcycles.com//up/file/...structions.pdf

    Happy Trails!
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    Dan,

    Are you recommending setting 30% sag to optimize technical climbing ability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icsloppl View Post
    Dan,

    Are you recommending setting 30% sag to optimize technical climbing ability?
    icsloppl,

    We recommend 30% sag for best performance in pedaling, climbing and descending.
    some may like 33% sag, while others like 27%. But 30% should be the starting point. This is where you will be most efficient in pedaling and tracking the trail.

    When climbing, thought it is not required, you can always switch your CTD shock to the climb mode. I've never done this, as you don't need a lock out to climb efficiently with a DW Link system. You are able to climb well, without pedal bob, and your suspension doesn't stiffen up, so you are able to roll over square edge bumps, rollers, or step ups with ease. This allows your tire to remain in constant contact with the trail giving you added control and traction.

    Many brands have so much pedal bob that they require less sag, and therefore practically eliminate the opportunity to use 100% of the travel of your bike. Not with a PIVOT. You will get to use all 4 inches of travel (100mm) on the Mach 429.

    I hope that answers your question. If not, feel free to email us at info@pivotcycles.com

    Daniel
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