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Hey,

we are putting together a comprehensive suspension tuning guide, and while we have our opinions as to how to set up our bikes, we are curious to see how YOU have set them up too!

If anyone is willing to post this HIGHLY confidential data, we are looking for:

1. Bike Model + Year
2. Body weight
3. Rear Shock Pressure
4. Fork Pressure

Let's build a database to better serve you, the

Thanks!

A
 

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Brilliant idea! ;)

RMB-PM said:
Hey,

we are putting together a comprehensive suspension tuning guide, and while we have our opinions as to how to set up our bikes, we are curious to see how YOU have set them up too!

If anyone is willing to post this HIGHLY confidential data, we are looking for:

1. Bike Model + Year
2. Body weight
3. Rear Shock Pressure
4. Fork Pressure

Let's build a database to better serve you, the

Thanks!

A
 

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First time in 3 months I've actually been able to ride the Element, so here goes:

1. 2007 Element
2. 160 lbs .of lard
3. 155 psi rear
4. 85 psi front

Couple of pedal strikes today though, i.e.: I should be 160 lbs., but overwork & poor weather are making me fat (obviously not the cookies & beer).
 

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2010 Altitude 70 Custom build
Fork:Fox Float 140 FIT RLC Pressure 60psi
Shock: Fox Float rp23 boost valve. Presure150psi
Rider Height: 170cm
Weight: 75Kgs
 

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ccm said:
how do you use the sag indicator on a 2011 Element?
Make sure the arrow points ro the most rearward red line when unweighted. If not, loosen top link pivot, re-align, tighten. Sit on bike. 2nd red line = 20% sag. 3rd red line = full compression.
 

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thanks, I'll give it a try

I see that Rocky Uphill is using more psi than body weight. Is that just correcting for the extra weight of clothing and gear, or are you choosing a psi so you don't need Pro-Pedal?
 

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I liked the feel of the Altitude with a bit more pressure, but it is possible that with a Camelback and all the other riding kit, my ready to ride body weight could be 215 pounds, I've never weighed myself ready to ride. I have about half a bike shop in my Camelback, as well as water.
 

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I've had 2.5 rides (the first one didn't really count as I was dialing in the bars and seat height, etc.) so these numbers will change in the near future.

1) Element Team RSL
2) 205lbs (this WILL go down....)
3) 160 or 170psi in the rear shock
4) 95 in the front

Now that I saw the comment about the sag indicator for the rear, I will most likely be re-adjusting this number. The front feels plush and I am definitely using the travel. I also have the lockout dialed to the point of total lockout when I throw the remote.

I absolutely love this bike. It will see plenty of action this year.
 
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