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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:20 pm 
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iam left handed lol


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:32 pm 
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benjy wrote:
is there a basic mm of the fork leght you should use under braking? ive found the sag should be about 18/20mm so will see how far that is off


Depends how hard you're braking and whether it's on the flat or going downhill so it's not really possible to say.
Static sag (you on the bike in a normal riding position and at riding weight) you could try setting sag at 20-25% of the fork travel.
If they're 120mm forks then I'd be starting at around 25mm static sag.

That's about all you can do externally on those forks as you have no separate high and low speed compression damping and if you increase the overall compression damping in an attempt to prevent brake dive then they'll lose compliance over chattery type stuff
Anyway, if they still seem too linear, and blow through their travel too easily under braking, then you could try fitting a heavier spring and/or reducing the volume of the air spring chamber (by adding oil) in order to increase the air spring rate - make it more progressive, in other words.

Think of something like only 5-10ml initially, as you want to reduce the air spring chamber volume but still leave room for air at full compression, obviously.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:54 pm 
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they were low on pressure, 100psi, bike shop put 150 psi in an the sag sits bettween 20/25mm now feel better, untill i got home ( was flat roads ) thought might try a few bumps out see how they feel an now they knock :( still work fine but make a knocking sound

there only about 3mth old so can take them back but what could cause this?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:37 pm 
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If they are knocking when they extend you may need to wind back the rebound setting...


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