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    Reba SL Dual Air 29er Max Pressure

    Hello All,

    I am a newb and have been lurking around here for a while. I am trying to figure out the max air pressure that my new Reba SL Dual Air 29er can handle. I am probably more than a clyde. When I use the 60% calculation my shock should be set to 220psi on the positive side. I have read Rainman's blog about the -10 rule on the negative side. I tried searching and found lots of great setup help, but not for anyone as big as me.

    I am going to setup the shock tonight, but I just wanted to know how much pressure it can really handle?

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    How much do you weigh?

    What is this 60% calculation you're talking about?

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    I had read on Rainman's blog to set the the positive air pressure to 60% of your weight. I am a big guy, 6ft3in, 360lbs so that would be 220 psi. I am just trying to figure out if that is too much for the shock.

    Thanks

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    220 PSI is, I believe, the max for the Reba. You might consider calling SRAM to confirm. The 60% he's quoting is only a general guide line, don't take it as scripture. You want the fork to sag about 20% of available travel, so set the pressure accordingly and go from there. Also, at your weight, setting the rebound at full fast is the wrong thing to do.

    I have to ask, is 6'3" 360# a muscle thing or an overweight thing?

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    Thanks for you help. It is an overweight thing. Trying to help do something about that. Cubicle work and sedimentary lifestyle have not treated me well since college.

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    360 pounds does a number on a bike. Fortunately for you, you'll be getting lighter fairly quickly. You should still consider going here to pick up tips on beefing up your bike to handle the extra stress:
    Reba SL Dual Air 29er Max Pressure

    Most likely this doesn't need to be mentioned, but you have to pair correct eating habits with the excerise to effectively lose weight.

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    I appreciate your help. Your link brings me right back to this thread, will you please provide the link again. I really enjoy riding bikes on and offroad, it just something that has escaped me through the last few years. I don't anticipate doing any crazy riding just yet. Will be working on cardio and endurance on easy single track trails.

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    Er, sorry. Here's the correct link:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/clydesdales-tall-riders/

    Easy is fine, so long as you keep your heart rate up and keep it up for a while.

    Good luck! I hope you enjoy your new bike, and will be a long time member here.

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    what do you do with the floodgate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny fluke
    what do you do with the floodgate?
    When does Reba floodgate become active?

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    thank you. i rode it today and figured it out. i locked the fork out and started tightening the floodgate till i could go off a steep curb and blow it out. we'll find out tomorrow how it works on the trail. thank you for the link. iunderstand now.

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