To properly set-up your new Turner's Fox Float air shock, first find your 'Ready to ride weight'.
Your 'Ready to ride weight' is how much you weight with all of your riding gear on, yes that includes your helmet, water and spare tube as well. Just how you normally look while riding.
tip::. Be sure to write down your 'Ready to Ride Weight'. And Remember, if you change your gear, you're changing your 'Ready to Ride Weight'.
As a starting point, your 5.Spot's rear shock will run about 30lbs of pressure below your 'Ready to ride weight'. So if your riding weight is 180lbs then you want to put 150lbs of pressure in your shock.
Not riding a 5.Spot? Then check the
chart below for the appropriate PSI
Adjustment for your Turner model.
tip::. Keep in mind that these suggestions are just a starting point to custom tuning your Turner ride.
Once the pressure is adjusted, push the shock o-ring against the wiper seal of the shock and make sure the ProPedal feature on your shock is in the off position.
Find a stable wall to lean on, then mount
your bike with all of your riding gear on. It
may help to lower your seat slightly so you can
easily reach the ground while sitting. Then
bounce a little, just enough to
engage the shocks travel.
tip::. Find a friend to help with the next 2 steps.
While sitting, carefully reach down and slide the shocks o-ring back up against the wiper seal and smoothly step off of your bike while trying Not to engage the shocks travel.
Then measure the distance between the shocks o-ring and wiper seal. On your 5.Spot, this should measure 15mm when the proper sag is acheived. Again, check the chart just below for the appropriate Sag Amount for your Turner model.
Next add or remove 5psi and re-check the measurement of sag-