GG/DH Owner Info

Suspension Setup

Proper suspension set-up is critical for optimum performance. Due to variance in shock pump readings, we suggest using a ruler and a friend to help set sag.

Recommended front fork sag is 15%. Recommended shock sag is 18-20 mm.

To set sag:

  • Step 1: Compress the suspension several times to break the seal and get oil flowing
  • Step 2: Have a friend hold the bike while you stand in the attack position, both feet on the pedals
  • Step 3: Have said friend take the eye-to-eye measurement of the rear shock in millimeters. Subtract this number from 76 mm. You now have your sag
  • Step 4: If you're using an air shock adjust the air pressure using your shock pump to achieve the recommended sag setting (listed above). It may take a few times.

Shock specific setup info:

  • Cane Creek DBcoil: Cane Creek shocks purchased with a frame come preset with the base tune--you just need to set sag and tweak the damping settings to your weight, with gear weight taken into account. The base tune is dialed in for a rider weight of 175 lbs. Adjust +/- 2 clicks of low speed settings and 1/4 turn of high speed settings for every 20 lb increment of rider weight difference from 175 lbs. Email us to talk further about shock settings for your unique riding style and terrain.
  • Cane Creek DBair: Cane Creek shocks purchased with a frame come preset with the base tune--you just need to set sag and tweak the damping settings to your weight, with gear weight taken into account. The base tune is dialed in for a rider weight of 175 lbs. Adjust +/- 2 clicks of low speed settings and 1/4 turn of high speed settings for every 20 lb increment of rider weight difference from 175 lbs. Email us to talk further about shock settings for your unique riding style and terrain.
  • Rock Shox Kage RC: This shock has eight compression settings. For riders around 175 lbs, we recommend starting in the middle. Then, for each 10 lbs of rider weight, adjust +/- one click of compression. Adjust the rebound setting in the same manner so that it is fast enough rebound to not pack up, while not feeling "bucky."

FAQ

We try to cover our most frequently asked questions here, but if you have further questions, don't hesitate to shoot us an email or give us a call.

A high volume air shock designed for gravity applications will work perfectly well on the GG/DH.
One note about air shocks: they do require more maintenance than their coil counter-parts.

The GG/DH has an adjustable chainstay length. You can run 26" wheels in the short setting or the long setting. 27.5" wheels fit in the long setting, but not the short setting.
As a general rule, 2.35" width tires will be best. However, there is room for 2.5" tire on a 26" wheel in the long chainstay setting.