NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
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The Scapel is a short-travel XC race bike. You're not gonna want the bike to be "PLUSH", especially if you're coming from a HT bike. I'd take your shock pump with you on your next ride. Do a series of short rides (same loop over and over) with different pressures. Set it to 115 like they recommend. Go for a ride. Bump it up by 10 psi go again. Keep doing this. Sure it's a pain in the butt, but think of it as a learning experience. That way, you can dial in your preferred pressure for a specific style of riding. i.e. if you're doing a 100 mile trip, you'll want it a bit softer. If you're doing that XC race, you'll want it firmer to just absorb the big hits!
Trial and Error and a little time! Only you can "feel" what's right for you!
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