Best Bike Hacks: Measure Sag Without Wasting a Zip Tie

How can you measure suspension sag when your fork/shock’s stock O-ring becomes damaged?

Use this handy tip to utilize a zip tie flipped inside out to momentarily measure sag—so that the zip tie can be reused.

Best Bike Hacks: Measure Sag Without Wasting a Zip Tie

Step 1: Locate bare fork stanchion (or shock shaft).

Step 2: Grab zip tie and flip inside out.

Step 3: Wrap zip tie around stanchion (or shock shaft)—being mindful to push the tip into the backside of the zip tie’s head, so it does not permanently attach.

Step 4: Push zip tie to bottom of stanchion, flush with fork seal.

Step 5: Mount bike to measure sag—click here for complete suspension sag setup guide.

Step 6: Remove zip tie.

Step 7: Save zip tie for future use—since it was applied backward, it will be reusable.

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