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After being a hardtail hold-out for some time, I just picked up my first f/s rig a beautiful white Blur. It is an incredible ride for sure. Fox Float R in the back. Being new to suspension I need some reassurance or clarification from somebody out there.

When I set up the rear shock to give the sag that is recommended by Fox, the psi needed is about 10 to 15 lbs lower than what is recommended by my weight. So I can either get the sag recommended and run lower pressure than quoted or run the pressure quoted and not have enough sag. I know this suspension stuff is based alot on recommended pressures, etc. But Being new I want to make sure I'm choosing the right place to start. Any hints are appreciated.

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MoonriseRascal said:
After being a hardtail hold-out for some time, I just picked up my first f/s rig a beautiful white Blur. It is an incredible ride for sure. Fox Float R in the back. Being new to suspension I need some reassurance or clarification from somebody out there.

When I set up the rear shock to give the sag that is recommended by Fox, the psi needed is about 10 to 15 lbs lower than what is recommended by my weight. So I can either get the sag recommended and run lower pressure than quoted or run the pressure quoted and not have enough sag. I know this suspension stuff is based alot on recommended pressures, etc. But Being new I want to make sure I'm choosing the right place to start. Any hints are appreciated.

Thanks.
the sag is the important measurement.
 

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MoonriseRascal said:
After being a hardtail hold-out for some time, I just picked up my first f/s rig a beautiful white Blur. It is an incredible ride for sure. Fox Float R in the back. Being new to suspension I need some reassurance or clarification from somebody out there.

When I set up the rear shock to give the sag that is recommended by Fox, the psi needed is about 10 to 15 lbs lower than what is recommended by my weight. So I can either get the sag recommended and run lower pressure than quoted or run the pressure quoted and not have enough sag. I know this suspension stuff is based alot on recommended pressures, etc. But Being new I want to make sure I'm choosing the right place to start. Any hints are appreciated.

Thanks.
I found the same thing with the forks and rear shocks I have dealt with...as the other poster said, go with the sag. In your case, you are pretty close, so I don't think its indicative of a mechanical problem with the shock.
 
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