Air pressure in your fork controls sag, the percentage of full travel that the suspension compresses when the rider, including gear, is on the bicycle in a normal riding position. Setting the correct sag allows the suspension to perform effectively. Optimal suspension sag is the result of setting the proper suspension spring rate.
SETTING AIR PRESSURE
1) Set the dampers to the fully open positions before setting the sag. Rotate the adjusters counter-clockwise until they stop. Remote: Set the compression damper to the open position.
2) Pressurize the air spring to the recommended starting air pressure. Remove the pump.
IMPORTANT: Do not compress the suspension with the pump attached.
- Dual Position Air only: Pressurize the fork in the full travel position.
- Solo Air and DebonAir only: Compress the fork through at least 50% of its travel five times to equalize positive and negative air pressures. Air pressure equalization ensures the positive air spring is accurately pressurized. Pressurize the air spring to the recommended starting pressure once more. Remove the pump. Do not compress the suspension with the pump attached.
3) Solo Air and DebonAir only: Compress the fork through at least 50% of its travel five more times to equalize positive and negative air pressures. With riding gear on, and an assistant holding the bike, stand on the pedals and compress the fork three times. Then sit or stand in your normal riding position. Have your assistant slide the sag o-ring down to the top of the dust wiper seal.
4) Gently step off the bicycle without compressing the fork any further. Note the sag percentage where the o-ring stopped. If necessary, readjust the air pressure to reach your target sag position.
- Increase air pressure to decrease sag
- Decrease air pressure to increase sag
5) Repeat the sag process until reaching your target sag percentage.
Tech Tip: If you are still bottoming out with the desired sag, check out our Bottomless Tokens FAQ.