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COOL BUZZ & TASTY S-TRACK
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I just picked up a used 05 Bighit with a 650# spring on the Vannila R. I'm about 170# + gear and will be using the bike for FR, jumps,drops,ect. Specilized site list the med. sized bike with a 550# spring and the manual say to set it up with 30% sag which I'm guessing is more for DH racing. I didn't even come close to 30% sag.

Should I set it up with 30% sag or leave it stiffer for the jumps and drops?
Is there any pros or cons with the stiffer spring?
What weight spring will be good for me? Thanks
 

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For DH racing recommended sag is anywhere between 35-40%

For FR, sag should be less to help with the bottoming issue you could use anywhere from 25-35%, depending on the size of the drop.

Xc riders generally recommend 25-35%.

XC Racers, generally use 20-25%.

Personally, as a DH rider I use 40%. Keeps the suspension soft and helps to track better for me. Remember, these are just guidelines, everyones different so what works for some may not work for others. Trial and error is pretty much the only way to find what you like. Good luck.
 
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