- Thread starter ROADRACER
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Recap:

A) Put bike on stand, rear wheel completely off the ground. Measure distance from axle to a fixed point in the fender (result: A).

B) Take bike off stand, push suspension down, let come up but not bounce. Take the same measure(result: B).

C) Stand on pegs while holding yourself up with hand to a wall or fence(hands off the bars, all weight on pegs), have buddy take the same measure (you can have your buddy take also A&B so they will be consistent).

Static sag: A-B

Race sag: A-C (You might be using B-C right now, or just mistyped the numbers above?)

Increasing preload should DEFINITELY decrease race sag as well as static.

PS. I only say to take race sag while standing on the pegs so you get consistent results. That way you have your weight always in the same place. Moving only a little on the saddle can change the race sag numbers by several centimeters.

Have you tried really putting on that preload even to the point of almost nonexistant static sag to see how race sag is then affected? At 35/108mm I think you still have some room to add preload in terms of decreasing static sag.