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    Element Team RSL Suspension settings

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first post here. I just purchased a 2011 Element Team RSL. Needless to say, I am very excited to be getting it very soon. My question to everyone is what do you recommend for the suspension settings or do you have any tuning tips? I live in the Pacific NW and will be racing XC as well as doing some trail riding... and I weigh 200lbs (I know I might be a bit big for the bike but I will be dropping some weight as racing season kicks in).

    Thanks for any advice or tips.

    P.S.- Is there a rider weight limit for the bike? (Perhaps I should have checked on this before I purchased the bike?).

    Again, thanks.

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    Your body weight is always a good starting point for pressure, then measure sag. If there is a a rider weight limit, it's somewhere north of 200pounds.
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    Good call on the body weight. I had heard/ researched other suspension designs and some of them would want you to use 75% of your body weight, etc. That is good to hear about the weight limit potential.

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    Certainly some of the test riders have been over 200 pounds.

    My frame is supposed to be in my hands by the end of February. I'm in the 195-200 pound range, so I'm looking forward to having all the stiffness present in the Vertex RSL appear in a FS form.

    As with any suspension setup, that starting weight is just the place to begin to tweak and adjust. If you check the sag, tinker up or down in 5 psi increments, and try some rides, that should dial it in fairly quick.
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