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    suspension travel- cant find the max!
    on: Mar 27, 2021, 05.05 pm
    Mar 27, 2021, 05.05 pm
    Hi All,I am starting to adjust the suspension of the Hippo (2018 DCT) and cant find the total length of travel- so I can adjust the sag.I found an old comment saying it was 145mm -but its not in the handbook and google has gone to sleep.
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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2021, 07.56 pm
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    Front travel is 145mm and rear is 146mm.

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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2021, 08.17 pm
    Mar 27, 2021, 08.17 pm
    thanks Ray so assume that about 48mm static sag should be about right then? doesnt leave much for potholes!

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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2021, 09.11 pm
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    You only need about 10mm static sag.
    No static sag is bad because the wheel has to be able to go down as well to keep contact in a hole, suspension is not only to absorb bumps but also push the wheel in a hole to maintain contact.
    To much static sag leaves you not enough travel to absorb the bumps.
    Potholes are a problem with every suspension but even more for the tyres because they are mostly sharp edged.
    But in case of a pothole the sag comes in first giving you already more travel for when you hit the edge.
    Better is to avoid potholes.

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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2021, 09.02 am
    Mar 29, 2021, 09.02 am
    Hello Folks,

    I think the previous comments should be referring to "Rider Sag", static sag is the amount the suspension travels with just the weight of the bike, and rider sag speaks for itself (rider in usual gear, and any luggage/tail pack etc. that you would usually carry). I think you should set the rider sag (usually advised as about 30% of total travel, from full extension, so about 44mm), and the static sag will be what it will be !!

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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #5 on: Mar 29, 2021, 09.13 am
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    If you set the static sag between 5 to 10mm you're mostly very close.
    Agter that you ride and adjust from that point.

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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2021, 11.05 pm
    Mar 29, 2021, 11.05 pm
    Just had new suspension from Maxton , fitted it myself , they recommended  to check the static sag once fitted and advised it should be around 10mm as per Ray’s post.

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    Re: suspension travel- cant find the max!
    Reply #7 on: Mar 30, 2021, 06.51 am
    Mar 30, 2021, 06.51 am
    thanks Rushy will you give us a report on the differences you find please? I hope to see Richard there on Thursday