i would say depends on how much sag you have and how often you bottom your fork out
if you always bottom it out then yh for sure coz you dont want to damage the internal when you do some slieghly bigger stuff than you normally do
its depends on your style of riding really
+ its also depends on the weight of your bike etc
coz my mate have a .243 frame and some heavy stuff on it wif pike forks(firm spring), he weight less than 70kg, it was perfect for him and he still bottom out his on some harsh ride
well i weigh 215lbs (97.7 kg) and my bike is all stock except for a raceface bash guard and straitline pedals. I like to ride all-mountain/freeride. I would like to do some drops and jumps here and there. I don't think I would ever go higher than a 5 foot drop and even that might be pushing it. Just wanted to know if a stiff spring or a x-stiff spring would be better for me?
Hi guys! I am also changing the spring with x-firm. The thing is that my LBS is quite far away and i have to arrange by phone a day to go to replace my spring plus i have to pay of course.
I was wondering if any of you repalced it yourself?!
How hard is it ?
Ok, so i did it. Thanks a bunch=! However when i opened the fork, the spring inside looked the same as the one i was about to put. There is a plastic wrap in the middle that was black. Only the plunger helix was white. On the new spring both are black.
The fork feels stiffer now but maybe i am deluding myself. Any suggestions ?!
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