Sag a Drag? Not with SAGsetter !
of the first things you should do with a new bike
is set the race sag. Of course, we don't always do
what we should, especially if it requires someone
to help us do it.
guess there are those reading this review that have
a bike or two in their stable that needs the sag set.
Am I right? You're probably avoiding it because you
need a buddy to help you. When your buddy is there
you forget, when he's gone you remember. Sound familiar?
DMG Tek, Inc.- www.dmgtek.com
Included and additional information on DMG Tek's
comes the SAGsetter from DMG Tek. This very clever
device promises to help set your sag accurately AND
by yourself! I was skeptical so I asked our friends
at DMG Tek for a review model.
the quality of the finish product is excellent. The
scale is accurate and easy to read, the steel barrel
is well machined, the clamping fixture is strong and
easy to use. Second, the instructions are well written
and provide even a newbie easy step-by-step directions
on setting sag.
a word..yes! You can actually set your own sag quickly
and accurately with the SAGsetter. Here's how it works:
Place your bike on a stand so the rear wheel is off
Insert the lower rod end into the rear axle hole.
Extend the SAGsetter vertical and clamp to the rear
Make sure SAGsetter is parallel to the rear wheel
Zero the SAGsetter scale by loosening the thumbscrew
on the fender clamp and sliding the scale until zero
aligns with the top of the scale tube and tighten
Slide the indicator o-ring to zero.
With full riding gear, remove bike from stand and
balance with both feet on the pegs for a few seconds.
The location of the o-ring is your current sag setting.
Adjust your sag according.
- Extremely well designed
- High quality construction and components
- Allows sag to be set without help from a
- Also doubles as a wheel alignment tool
subtracting, no buddy to help you set the sag, and
it doubles as a wheel alignment tool. Yeap, a wheel
alignment tool. You can use it to accurately align
the rear wheel axle.
the sag set properly is one of the most critical setup
steps. I'm often surprised at how many do now set
their sag. If you haven't yet, or haven't checked
it lately, then do yourself a favor, get the SAGsetter.
you have at least one bike, there's a good chance
at one point you rode that bike without setting the
- At $69.95 might be pricey for those who
don't race or ride regularly
by: CRF's Only Staff, May 2005
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