I am under the impression that, as a rule of thumb a bike should use up one third of its suspension travel when the weight of the bike plus rider compresses it.
Can anyone confirm this?
I had a custom rear shock absorber made about 6 years ago, but for a variety of reasons have only recently got around to fitting it. It was supposed to have been made with a firmer spring to cope with a lot of luggage but when I try to set the 'Static sag' as above, I have to wind the spring preload 80% of the way to wards its maximum setting, and this is with no luggage fitted.
Does this suggest that the spring that is fitted is of too low a spring rate?
As always, any thought on this are appreciated,