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Hi guys and gals. I have a 2018 specialized enduro and I am in need of a rear shock. Considering going to a coil with the Vivid R2C (200x57) and a bike yoke to adapt it. Question is though will a 750 lb coil be enough for me? I am around 250-255 with gear and a camel back on. I ride north star and a lot of downieville

Is a coil a good idea for a bigger guy and is 750 enough?

Where does one buy a 750-800lb coil?
 

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I'd start with the 3 spring calculator sites:
https://www.ridefox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/08/WCeng/Content/mtbspringratecalculator.html

https://www.bearandwife.com/bear/cycling/springcalc.html

https://www.tftuned.com/spring-calculator

they are likely to give you different answers with the same inputs. They also as for different things, and all of them ask for one leverage ratio, even though it changes throughout the stroke, so all you can enter is the average. I've always found the rate that worked for me was in the range of those (i.e., between the highest and lowest calculator result).

I don't think I've ever seen a 57mm stroke spring over 700. There are companies out there that will make a spring for you, but that's likely to get prohibitively expensive.
That said; at 240 (and wearing a pack) I did well with a 600# spring on a 140mm bike, I wouldn't be surprised if the right coil for you is more like 600 or 650.
 

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Thanks for the reply I ended up talking with Dillon at push and he recommended to stay away from coils on the enduro due to my weight and the short stroke. He said the enduros do not favor coils which is why they don’t offer one for my 18. He then sent me to fluid in SoCal and Ryan helped me out and is setting up a Fox X2 for me the
 

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Ah you should not be on an x2, I am 100% sure of that. They max out at like 220lbs for 30%sag. I am sort of in the same boat and was looking at a dhx2 but it still may bottom out but on ebay there is a seller selling up to 900# springs that would work for 20$, they are fox springs. Search fox spring on ebay. Everything I am reading is saying clydesdales should be on a dpx2 and have it tuned by dirt labs. I can't stand bottoming out on my float x on my bronson anymore
 
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