Megatrail SS Owner Info
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% - 20%. Recommended shock sag is between 25% - 30%, depending upon ride style: 25% (16mm) for more aggressive riders with a stiffer top stoke, and 30% (19.5mm) for a softer, more forgiving feel.
Once your sag is all set, if you are looking for more bottom out resistance, add one volume spacer. If you find the sag you like, but are having trouble using the entire travel of the shock, remove one volume spacer.
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 sit on it in the climbing position, both feet on the pedals
- Step 3: Have said friend move the fork o-ring down to the seal and the shock o-ring to the front of the air can
- Step 4: Gently step off the bike and measure the distance between the o-ring and the seal and air can. This is your sag
- Step 5: 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:
- Rock Shox Deluxe R: This shock does not have compression adjustments, you just need to set sag and ensure rebound adjustment provides fast enough rebound to return as quickly as possible without it feeling like it is dragging.
- Rock Shox Deluxe RT: This shock has two compression settings; open and pedal. The Open setting is great for more general climbing, chunky trails, and descending. The Pedal setting is ideal for smooth climbs.
- Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3: This shock has three compression settings; soft, medium, and firm. These should be adjusted as to how and where you're riding.
- Rock Shox Super Deluxe RCT Coil: The coil spring is chosen based on rider weight and preference of how the suspension feels. Spring rate is chosen via measuring sag.
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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.
The Megatrail has two unique shock positions:
- Trail Mode: Both top shock mount positions
- Gravity Mode™: The lower rear mount
Each mode has its own ride characteristics:
- Trail Mode: All mountain geometry with more mid-stroke support that provides a very efficient pedaling platform with a slightly taller BB setting. This mode is ideal for sustained climbing, technical climbing, and all-around descending.
- Gravity Mode™: More aggressive, DH-inspired geometry and suspension feel, with a softer mid-stroke that is best suited for downhill domination. The pedaling platform is still perfectly adequate for mild climbs, such as fire roads.
Probably not. The Megatrail uses a 55 mm chainline, which is typically achieved with the following crank configurations: Race Face Cinch rings flipped, Race Face Plus spindles (143 mm), or a 0 mm offset ring on a 52 mm chainline SRAM crankset. For full details, please see the owner's manual.