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I've been on my new 05 Reign for just over a month now and I think I need to order the bigger spring for the Nixon fork. I have been messing with the compression and rebound adjustments, but no matter what I do when I'm out of the saddle cranking hard I get 3 to 4 inches of dive on my front end.

That is too much, right? I have worked on my body position and smoothing out my pedal strokes and can at time reduce it, but mostly it just dives until I sit my ass back down on the seat.

I'm 6'2" and 215 lbs and thought I might need to upgrade to the bigger spring - any thoughts?
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Yes, definately get a bigger spring. If it came with a medium, get a Firm Kit (i.e. one size up from what you have). The stiffer spring will also reduce the front diving under front braking. If your model has SPV it does keep the front end up, but at the expense of comfort. If it doesn't you need a stiffer spring.

Shorter stem also weights the back end more, but you probably have a 90mm already. Other subtle adjustments can be made with the riser bars as well....
 

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Done deal

I talked to my LBS today and they will be ordering me the x-firm kit in the AM from their distributor. Should have it all dialed in by the time I go to Whistler in mid-August. Thanks for all the responses. I knew this might be an issue when I got into the bike, but I wanted to be sure that was the fix needed.

It will cost me $24 for the kit. That doesn't seem expensive to me in comparison to everything else. I'm also upgrading the front rotor to 8" - sweet!
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Tom
 
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