Sag on 2013 Bandit 29
Hey Transition guys or anyone.
What sag would you recommend on a 2013 Bandit 29 with Fox 34 130mm CTD up front and the Fox CTD rear shock that comes with the kit?
I know you guys have some jumps, drops, chunk in the NW some I'm look for a good setup for that type of riding.
For the Bandit 29 (2013) we would recommend 25% sag as a starting point. The bike rides best around that sag amount (in our opinion).
We always start with the rear sag and adjust the front to feel balanced. Generally that will mean less sag in the front, but not always.
PS: Nice setup, enjoy the new bike!
Thanks guys. Follow up questions.
Have you played around with the Fox volume spacers in the shock?
What kind of impact would that have by spacing up a size?
Running 25% sag I will get into situations where I blow through the travel and I'm wondering if a spacer would give it more mid stroke support.
The shock has a spacer in it already (LV sleeve and 0.8" volume spacer). Are you finding that you blow the o-ring off the shock too easily? Or do you find that the bike sits into the travel too much with weight shifts, etc?
If you have the first problem, how sure are you on the sag? Measured on level ground in a real riding position?
How much do you weigh and what pressure are you running in the shock?
I find that with 25% sag I blow the o-ring off too easily. If I add air reducing the sag the shock gets a harsher ride resulting in choppy descending.
I've measure the sag several times, but I'll check it one more time on flat ground just to be sure.
I weigh about 235 with ride gear on and I'm running 200 psi in the shock and typically the lever in "trail" position with the #2 setting.
Hmmm... descending in trail mode at #2 will generally be choppy. I use "trail" for uphill singletrack, "climb" for fire roads and paved riding, and "descend" for anything that is rolling or down.
I am also in a similar ballpark weight wise, but I think I was running more like 210psi if I remember it correctly. But that is just from memory and shock pumps can vary...
What do you think about a CCDB air on the Bandit 29?
It seems like you could dial in enough LSC to get the needed platform and still have the shock open up when you want to get nasty with it.
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