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Here is my new bike since last friday

13.9 kilos (on a tune scale)

I do not like the action of my Pike.

Its very soft
but way to linear

i weigh 220
and ride what u guys call pretty agressive xc (used to be an pro dh-er and now i am old and still stupid)

Should i swap the spring of the pike or is higher/thicker oil a (easy) solution ?

Tell me your experiences
 

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The stock spring is the "medium" for people weighing 160-180 pounds. You obviously need to skip right past the "firm" and go for the the "extra-firm" spring. The bike shop you got the bike through should have set you up with the correct spring. They cost about $35 her in the US. Any Rockshox dealer should be able to get you one. Changing to a higher viscosity oil will not solve the problem of a badly undersprung fork.

Nice bike BTW. Looks like mine. :)
 

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plons said:
i weigh 220
and ride what u guys call pretty agressive xc (used to be an pro dh-er and now i am old and still stupid)

Should i swap the spring of the pike or is higher/thicker oil a (easy) solution ?

Tell me your experiences
225lb here. I ride aggressive trail. I swapped my pike team to X-Firm spring right off the bat. Mine was mounted on an XL Heckler.

IME it is a fantastic trail fork. Super smooth, plush, and stiff in the right ways. It was linear and bottomed on hits over 3-4 feet. I sold mine to get a more progressive shock for my bigger hit bike. However I recently picked up another one for my XC rig. It is a great fork, but doesn't have springs for big guys who like to air out thier bike. One of my favorite trail forks though and I will keep my current one for longer than my original now that I have a bigger fork on my hardcore ride.
 
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