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Hello. Im considering a Pitch Pro but Im not sure about the Pike 351 Fork. My main concerne is that Im ultralightweight 125 (58 kg) and considering its a coil shock its not going to be easy to set it up correctly for my weight. I have read many threats about the fork been too soft and the nose diving down when braking that is exactly the opposite of my case but I think all of those cases are of riders over 200. are there any lightweight Pitch riders with experience with this coil fork or any body have setup the fork for lightweights. thanks.

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how tall are you. I have a Large and I'm about 200 lbs. The large comes with the spring that is one step lighter than the stiffest you can get for the pike. I find that the spring i have is just a touch soft. So i'm going to swap out the spring on mine very soon.

this being the case I'd bet you can get the softer of the spring for this fork and you'd be just fine. It could be a touch on the stiff side but it shouldn't be a huge issues for you.
 

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Im 5'6" and looking at a size S. Do you think the S, M, L and XL Pitch forks suppose to have different kind of coils? I know that they come with different stems and even crankarms legths, but not sure about coils.

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I was told at the bike shop yesterday when i picked mine up that yes the different sizes do have different stiffness springs in them to correspond to the expected rider weight.
 

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I have a Pitch Pro and I'm about 140lbs. I found the spring to be too stiff. I am using an air fork (Lyrik). I like air forks because I feel like I can never get the correct spring for myself.

If you are okay with having an air fork I suggest you either negotiate a swap from the shop or take it off and sell it before you ride and replace with an air fork. I imagine the shop might give you a decent deal considering your weight. You might be able to get a PIke AIr instead.
 

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bernardo said:
Im 5'6" and looking at a size S. Do you think the S, M, L and XL Pitch forks suppose to have different kind of coils? I know that they come with different stems and even crankarms legths, but not sure about coils.

Bernardo
They do have different springs in them. I bought an XL and it came with the X-firm spring. I weigh 155, without gear, and I have the medium (red) and soft (yellow) spring. I swapped between the two of them a bit, eventually settling on the red spring. I did change the damper oil to 2.5 red line which is a fair bit lighter than stock.

You could give sram a call and see if they think the yellow spring would be light enough for you. Also if you sell the pike without ever riding you can get a pretty good price for it, then replace it with an air shock. I have heard dual air works really well for lighter riders so maybe you could find somebody with an air pike who wants to trade for coil. I don't think you can get a dual air pike that has u-turn also so you'll have to decide if travel adjust is important.
 

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I ride a medium and I am about the same weight.. it actually is just a touch firm, but completely tolerable. I wish I had an air fork though like I do on my RH.
 
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