Quick fire article on dirt bike static sag
As I began writing an article on how to adjust dirt bike suspension to your weight, that article includes the term “static sag“. This term needed to be defined, hence this short article to answer this question. Let’s take a look…
Static sag on a dirt bike is the measurement of how much the forks and shocks compress under the weight of the bike itself without the rider. 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 “static sag” it’s how much your shock absorber compresses under its own weight.
The sag on a dirt bike can be changed to suit your style of riding. It can also be adjusted for the surface and type of dirt bike riding you’re doing. Finally, you will want to set the correct rider sag to suit your physical size and weight.
This article is about the meaning or static sag. But there’s also rider sag and free sag too.
When you first buy a dirt bike, the sag will be set to the standard setting. This will be your starting point. This gives you an initial point to work from with your suspension in either direction. This is to either to increase sag, or to reduce sag.
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