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Setting up sag - Step 3

Setting up sag

Once you’ve worked out how much travel your bike has, put a small amount of air back in the shock or remount the coil and put in a single turn of preload. ...

Suspension measuring total travel - Step 2

Suspension: measuring total travel

Travel is the total distance your suspension unit can move, from fully extended to fully compressed. More travel means that your shock unit can absorb larger shocks, stretching out the short, sharp impacts so that you can maintain control over your bike. Longer travel allows people to do stuff on bikes that would never have been possible five years ago – jumping off things and onto things, in ways that would previously have resulted in broken bikes and broken bones. ...