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How to adjust dirt bike suspension to your weight (How to set dirt bike sag 101 series)

How to adjust dirt bike suspension to your weight and set sag, you need to first measure your bike’s free sag, static sag and then rider sag (race sag). If your weight is heavier than average, you will probably need to shorten sag (i.e. tighten the shock lock nut and turn it clockwise). But if your weight is less than average, you’ll probably need to lengthen sag (i.e. loosen the shock lock nut and turn it anticlockwise)

What is static sag on a dirt bike (Article in the dirt bike sag 101 series)

Rider sag on a dirt bike is the measurement of how much the forks and shocks compress. In this case it’s the measurement when you get on your dirt bike. This is also known as “total sag”. When we talk about sag, we are talking about how much your dirt bike “sags”. Or put this another way, and in particular with reference to “rider sag” it’s how much your shock absorber compresses when you are sat on the bike.

What is rider sag on a dirt bike (Article in the dirt bike sag 101 series)

Rider sag on a dirt bike is the measurement of how much the forks and shocks compress. In this case it’s the measurement when you get on your dirt bike. This is also known as “total sag”. When we talk about sag, we are talking about how much your dirt bike “sags”. Or put this another way, and in particular with reference to “rider sag” it’s how much your shock absorber compresses when you are sat on the bike.

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