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2006 Rock Shox MC3.R set-up?

I have a 2006 MC3.R on my 2006 Trek Top Fuel 110.

What pressure recommendation is there for the MC3.R for someone of 108 kgs (237.6 pounds) for XC racing/riding?

Do you also have a recommendation for the pressure on the SID forks?
(this I am more confident with as Rock Shox have guidelines.)

Thanks,
Dave V.
 

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It will depend on the bike. That is why RS does not print pressure recommendations for rear shocks. It is meaningless due to different leverage ratios for different bikes.

Put some air in, measure sag, and repeat until you hit 25% sag. Ride. Adjust pressure as needed.
 

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2006 Trek Fuel

I have a 2006 Trek Fuel EX9 and it came with a sticker that listed recommended rear shox pressure. I almost threw the sticker away, as it was white lettering on a clear sticker. I had to look closely at it to realize what it was.

I don't know if the Top Fuel is shipped with a sticker also? Check the bag of manuals and misc stuff that should have come with your bike.
 

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tscheezy said:
It will depend on the bike. That is why RS does not print pressure recommendations for rear shocks. It is meaningless due to different leverage ratios for different bikes.

Put some air in, measure sag, and repeat until you hit 25% sag. Ride. Adjust pressure as needed.
Ditto.

Does the original poster know how to correctly measure sag ?
 

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indytrekracer said:
I have a 2006 Trek Fuel EX9 and it came with a sticker that listed recommended rear shox pressure. I almost threw the sticker away, as it was white lettering on a clear sticker. I had to look closely at it to realize what it was.

I don't know if the Top Fuel is shipped with a sticker also? Check the bag of manuals and misc stuff that should have come with your bike.
Can't find a sticker...

Any chance of typing out those recommendations and posting them?
 

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Dave V. said:
Can't find a sticker...

Any chance of typing out those recommendations and posting them?
Keep in mind that this is for a MC3.R shock on a 2006 Fuel EX9. It may not be correct for a Fuel 110

rider weight pressure
100-120 50-70
120-140 70-90
140-160 90-110
160-180 110-130
180-200 130-145
200-220 145-165
220-240 165-185

I got the bike a few weeks ago, but it has been cold an snowy here in Indiana. I just set every thing to nominal and am happy so far. I will spend more time dialing in the suspension when the trails dry up and the weather gets warmer.
 

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indytrekracer said:
Keep in mind that this is for a MC3.R shock on a 2006 Fuel EX9. It may not be correct for a Fuel 110

rider weight pressure
100-120 50-70
120-140 70-90
140-160 90-110
160-180 110-130
180-200 130-145
200-220 145-165
220-240 165-185

I got the bike a few weeks ago, but it has been cold an snowy here in Indiana. I just set every thing to nominal and am happy so far. I will spend more time dialing in the suspension when the trails dry up and the weather gets warmer.
Thanks "indytrekracer". I will try that.

No chance of snow down here in Geelong Australia!
 
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