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    Help with sb95 suspension setup

    I've got a new 2012 sb95 that I ordered off the web on close out. I've played with the shock sag, putting it between 25 and 30% and when test riding up a slight incline on the sidewalk in front of my house there is far more pedalbob than I would have thought. I took all of the air out of the shock and cycled through the suspension travel and the switch mech movement is almost imperceptible. As a result I'm wondering if it is operating correctly. 1) in the above test ride scenario, should I see any pedal bob? I'm estimating bob of 1/4-3/8" or more on the shock. 2) are there any videos online showing exactly how to take apart the switch as well as what the motion on the sb95 switch should look like?

    Thanks in advance!

    Andy


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    My personal opinion is that 30% sag on the sb95 is way too much. Try something around 20 and see if there's a noticeable difference.

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    I will try and see if I can do a video later but that will be much later today...kid's soccer games and all. Will also need to make sure I can get the correct lighting so it can be seen as I am curious as well to see the eccentric moving on the 95 after riding this bike for a year.

    If you are looking at the shock while riding (you've only mentioned riding on street/sidewalk), you will see movement from peddling...at least that is my experience. However, with blinders on, it is not something you really notice while riding. If you haven't trail ridden the bike yet, set up for 25% sag, take it on a trail and go have some fun. Maybe make minor adjustments after. You may just be over analyzing this based upon theory of what you think it should be versus just actually riding it.

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    Help with sb95 suspension setup

    Dr. Sloth, thanks! Anyone know where to find a video or instructions on switch disassembly?


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    Cbopleasanthi,

    The Owner Manual does a pretty good job on showing how to do it.

    - put bike in stand head by seat tube
    - pull the cranks
    - remove the rear tire
    - remove the 5mm lower bolt and the 5mm upper bolt
    - remove the 6mm stop bolt from the middle of the BB back side
    - remove the 10mm lower axle
    - remove the 10mm upper axle
    - lift up until lower swing arm comes off the ecentric
    - put upper 10mm axle back in
    - remove 5mm bolt from from the drive side of the ecentric
    - remove the ecentric

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    Was able to get to this sooner than thought. Not very good video but pay attention to the graphic on the eccentric in relation to the weld lines.

    EDIT: now showing up at 1080p.


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    Help with sb95 suspension setup

    Thanks! That may be as little as mine moves...provably working ok then.


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