1. ## Highline sag question

Mmkay, so if the rear shock has 2.75 inches of stroke (~70mm), and I'm looking for about 30% sag, then I want about 21mm of static sag, right?

Is 30% the ideal, or am I looking for more/less?

2. 30 is what the book says, i haven't measured mine exactly but i'd say i'm around the 25% mark. feels plenty good enough for a pie eater like me!

3. You can try this calculator http://www.tftunedshox.com/springcalc.htm. That page also talks a little bit about what sag you should have for the type of riding you're doing.

BTW, when you're checking sag you want to have 65% of your weight on the back tire and 35% on the front. That seems to be the most common standard

4. hi bags

5. Originally Posted by Tappoix
hi bags

Hi tap

Set at about the suggested sag and then go for a ride. Adjust either way accordingly. Bike rides are more informative than rulers.

6. hi woo

7. Originally Posted by bagtagley
Mmkay, so if the rear shock has 2.75 inches of stroke (~70mm), and I'm looking for about 30% sag, then I want about 21mm of static sag, right?

Is 30% the ideal, or am I looking for more/less?
I'd say 30% is ideal. At least in my case it was. First I was running #500 spring/ sag around 25% and rear was bad, really bad. Swap for #400/ sag 30% and now it's fine. It brakes and rides much better.

8. Hi Tap, woo.

Thanks for the info folks. So, am I calculating correctly though? I mean, I'm determining a percentage of 2.75", correct?

IT: How much do you weigh geared up? I'm running a 400# at Turner's suggestion, and I almost feel like I could go lighter.

9. You are correct.

I've found that with almost every design, especially my turner, I tend to like lower than reccomended spring rates. Your shock has a lot to do with it too. I'd back off the boost valve and propedal so you can start as close to a straight spring as possible. Back off the preload collar as much as you can and see if it works for you then go from there. There's kind of a balancing act between damping resistance and preload you need to play around with.

10. Originally Posted by bagtagley
Hi Tap, woo.

Thanks for the info folks. So, am I calculating correctly though? I mean, I'm determining a percentage of 2.75", correct?

IT: How much do you weigh geared up? I'm running a 400# at Turner's suggestion, and I almost feel like I could go lighter.
Bag: I weight 172lb w/o gear. Full geared I guess 177lb. As I said #500 was too much for me. Now it's fine, bike handles and brakes great.

11. Hey Bag,
I weigh 210 with gear and was recommended a 500.. Felt rough and not very compliant.
Now I've got a 450 on there and it feels fantastic. Try running a lower spring rate. I run about 30% sag, with a CCDB and its perfect for me. The Highline is truly a kick-a\$\$ rig once you get set up right.

12. I'll echo what hambone said. I'm about 210 with gear too and just switched from a 500 to a 450 and like it better.

13. i've got a highline with a fox DHX coil shock - is it possible to change the travel from the 8.5" to 7"? Do you need a different shock?

14. Originally Posted by Fat Sandy
i've got a highline with a fox DHX coil shock - is it possible to change the travel from the 8.5" to 7"? Do you need a different shock?

Yes.

You need an 8.5 x 2.5

15. Originally Posted by Fat Sandy
i've got a highline with a fox DHX coil shock - is it possible to change the travel from the 8.5" to 7"? Do you need a different shock?
yep, that's my xc setup .

lots of hiliners are running the 8.5, have a look here

in fact I think DT mentioned going to the 8.5 stock and 8.75 will be an option for the next run of HL's.

want to buy a 8.5x2.5 dhx air?

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