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    El Bastardo air spring suspension settings

    My first post on MTBR. My first Ventana too (new to me). Bike came shipped with all air removed from suspension. I haven't been able to find any set-up charts on Ventana's website.
    My riding weight is close to 190 lbs. What air pressure would you guys recommend for the fox rp23 shock as well as for my white bothers fluid 650b forks?

    Thanks for your help!

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    El Bastardo air spring suspension settings

    Can't help out on the white Bros. But for the rear, Sherwood has always recommended 30% sag. @ 190 and with 2.4:1 Rockers? I'd start at rider weight and adjust from there to get the sag right.
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    I weigh 230 without my gear and I run 215 in the rear on my Bastardo. Front is coil so cant help ya there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moodrid View Post
    I weigh 230 without my gear and I run 215 in the rear on my Bastardo
    About what % sag does that give you? And how do you figure it, devide up the full/compressed length of travel x 4 = increments then adjust to the top mark to get 25%? Just wondering.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    El Bastardo air spring suspension settings

    JMac- for 2.25 stroke shocks you're looking for 21/32" for ~ 30%. 5/8" is close to 25%. Also I recommend setting sag with ProPedal turned off.
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    I weigh 170 lbs and have the Bastardo with 4" travel and 130mm White Brothers Fluid fork. I set the back shock at .5" sag and it rides great. That is about 140 lbs of pressure in the shock. That is 25% not 30% but seems to ride fine for me. I beat my best time by 4 minutes on my favorite 10 mile loop when I went from 5.5" to 4" rockers on my Bastard.

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    Thanks for the tips.

    @procos - That's a good improvement!
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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