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    220lbs DWL sultan owner, which psi do you run

    I'am around 220 lbs and run 140 psi on my shock.
    it feels efficient and relatively smooth.
    I'am curious about what psi others are running.

    thanks.
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    I'm around 220 lbs and run about 190 to 200 psi in my RP23 on the 09 DWL XL Sultan depending on amount of gear most of the time ! Wowzer...how much sag are you getting at 140 psi ? Light jumps are not bottoming out harshly but very near full stroke and I usually ride with the lever open rather than with added propedal ! Maybe , I should try adding less for kicks.......but no complaints as far as comfort when riding aggressively ! TIG.
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    XL Sultan

    I have got around 17mm sag. actually it is not my own bike, it's a test bike.
    190 psi that's a lot, I think I will check again my sag to be sure.
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    Near 200 pounds, 170 psi, 15 mm sag.
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    pressure

    You should be running 30-40 psi under your Ready To Ride body weight. On the demos, we go 40 under for a Sultan, 30 under for a Flux and 25 under for a 5 Spot. 140 is way under pressure.

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    I'm 225 lbs and run mine at 185 psi. Can't remember the exact sag measurement. I'm on a XXL DW frame. I can't ask for a better feel.
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    XXL Sultan

    I just ordered a XXL Sultan and gave back the XL (so I can't check anymore the sag),
    once my new bike is there I'll use all the advise received here to setup correctly the pressure so thanks everyone for their inputs
    (I'll double check my weight fully geared ready to ride also, maybe I lost some pounds lately because at 140 psi it was pedaling quite well for me ).
    for info I'am 6'4 with long leg (95cm =~ 37.5" inseam) and long arm, on the XL I needed a 120 mm stem to feel confortable so I went for the XXL.

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    Pedaling

    Yes, it pedals well under pressurized, that is due to the dw-link. DW engineers the linkage system to have a broad range of great function unlike less sophisticated 'minilinks' where precision set up is demanded. But a rider your size running way under pressure is still going to be bottoming out a LOT, and that is not good for the shock and frame. Before you get your new frame weight yourself RTR, so when setting up your new bike you can set the shock up with 40 less than that #. The bike will feel like it has more useable travel as well.

    DT

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    linkage breaks down time

    Hello,

    it might be also that the test bike was quite new and needed some time for the linkage to smooth up a bit ? how long (riding time or distance) does it take for a new linkage to smooth up.

    thanks
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    Under Pressure

    At 6.4 and 260lbs RTR l run my RP23 around 230psi with a low volume sleave so it doesnt bottom out too often and wont wallow through its travel. Still get the sag l need but it rides higher in it travel. Could let out 10-15 psi but quick like the feel. Different leverage to my TNT and probably dont need the LVS on the DWL but big guys often need some modifications as we are outside the bell curve of average. My CCDB with 700lbs Ti spring works a treat but is serious overkill on the DWL. It has become my favourite trail bike ever and is such a pleasure to ride.
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