I apologize if this thread is in the wrong section, but rather than get a generic answer to my answer by posting in the "sag and suspension section" I felt it more prudent to actually ask other Pivot bike users for their opinions thus my decision to post in here.
I recently took the plunge and bought myself a Mach 5.7 and from the ride so far I couldn't be any happier about my decision . I've spent the past couple of days since then tuning and setting up the suspension rations. From what i understand of Pivot (and other DW link bikes), they highly recommend setting sag at 30% and more. But does this sag apply to the front fork as well? My current setting (the sweet spot) is roughly 20% sag in the front (with 2 clicks of rebound damping), and 30% sag in the rear (with 5 clicks rebound damping). I had initially tried to reduce the front fork pressure to achieve the 30% sag, but found the front fork diving too much to the point that i felt like the bike was trying to bounce me off the saddle whenever the gradient pointed downwards.
Hence in such a scenario, would the seniors here have any advice for my current situation? Would having too little sag (20%) in the front fork affect the pedaling dynamics of the DW link system? Or is the bucking bronco feeling i get at 30% front fork sag a riding technique issue over setting issue?
Haha anyway sorry for the long post, I would highly appreciate any constructive suggestions in regards to this issue. It doesn't have to be restricted to just changes in the fork setting either, seeing as I would really like to fully explore all the possible avenues for changes that i could experiment with. A great bike like this deserves no less effort on the owner part as well .
Thanks all! And have a happy new year!
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