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A workmate is looking at getting a Giant Filter 1 (in Australia).
It has a RockShox Tora 302 coil 100mm w/PopLoc Fork.
The bike is going to be used mainly on bike paths not really off road.
Would fitting a stiffer spring make the fork suitable for a 310lb rider?
He is on a very tight budget. The Filter is on sale at a good price.
 

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I have a rock shock tora 302 coil on my Hardtail. I am also about 300 pounds. It is sufficiently stiff for me. I don't feel the need to upgrade the spring.

Also if it is primarily being ridden on bike paths, then the fork can be locked out.
 

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I have a rock shock tora 302 coil on my Hardtail. I am also about 300 pounds. It is sufficiently stiff for me. I don't feel the need to upgrade the spring.

Also if it is primarily being ridden on bike paths, then the fork can be locked out.
I weigh about 230 and I felt it necessary to install the x-tra firm spring in my tora coil. Just depends how you like it.
 

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I'd go extra firm spring and swap the oil out for heavier weight to add a little static compression damping.

Stock coil is for 160-180lb riders. Firm is for 180-200lb. X-firm is for 200-220lbs.

Locked out shock all the time will kill the damper but at least Tora's are easy to work on. Throw an Argyle motion control unit it there and swap the damper fluid out for 7.5wt or 10wt over the stock 5wt and you'll be better off.
 

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I'd go extra firm spring and swap the oil out for heavier weight to add a little static compression damping.

Stock coil is for 160-180lb riders. Firm is for 180-200lb. X-firm is for 200-220lbs.

Locked out shock all the time will kill the damper but at least Tora's are easy to work on. Throw an Argyle motion control unit it there and swap the damper fluid out for 7.5wt or 10wt over the stock 5wt and you'll be better off.
X2 , the Argyle unit helps a lot.
 
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