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I'm using an 05 fox vanilla fork and a PUSHED FLoat on my 04 Specialiezed Enduro. It seems that I have to use very little sag so I don't bottom out when I do drops 2-3 feet. I realize that technique and speed has a lot to do with this but does anyone have anysetup advice forme? I have only 3/4 inch sag on my fork out of 5 inches. SHould i use a heavier spring, speed up rebound or something else?
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So if I run a stiffer spring I can run more sag ? How is this different from more preload?

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Rallius said:
So if I run a stiffer spring I can run more sag ? How is this different from more preload?

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A stiffer spring doesn't make sense if your sag is already very low. Increasing preload won't help either, that will just make the sag even less. Preload is different from spring rate changes in that it doesn't actually affect the spring rate at all. Once you overcome the preload and the spring starts compressing, it's rate is exactly the same. Your static weight will easily overcome the preload, so the amount of preload just changes the level of sag. Preload should only be used to fine tune sag, not compensate for a spring that's way too soft.

Anyway, it sounds to me like you need more high speed compression damping to cushion drop landings or perhaps a more effective bump stop.
 
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