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For the big guys... recommended Spring rate for 230 lb rider?

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I did a search on this forum and didn't come up with much, so asking here... I am having my forks revalved/rebuilt this week at a local shop, and he can order any brand springs that I wish. What I would like to know if what spring rate should I go with, 46kg, 48, 50, etc...

I race some enduros and hare scrambles, and do a bit of motocross riding. I bottom out my forks on any decent-sized jump, so I would like a progressive spring that still absorbs the small stuff for trail riding, but can hold up to some abuse on the track.

What would you big & tall guys recommend, and what brands do you like?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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I am 225# and use a 48kg spring. Suits me perfectly on the trails with roots, whoops and drop offs. No bottoming and is still plush enough for my style. It's JUST RIGHT. :banana: The guys at RG3 did my suspension so I don't know who made the spring. Covered in mud right now so I couldn't even have a look.

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Thanks, I figured 48kg would be about right... are you referring to rear spring rate or front fork springs?

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I did a search on this forum and didn't come up with much, so asking here... I am having my forks revalved/rebuilt this week at a local shop, and he can order any brand springs that I wish. What I would like to know if what spring rate should I go with, 46kg, 48, 50, etc...

I race some enduros and hare scrambles, and do a bit of motocross riding. I bottom out my forks on any decent-sized jump, so I would like a progressive spring that still absorbs the small stuff for trail riding, but can hold up to some abuse on the track.

What would you big & tall guys recommend, and what brands do you like?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Your suspension tuner should know this answer. Depending on his tuning/valving philosophy, he may want it a little stiff, a little soft, etc.

Try the www.racetech.com springrate calculator.

Change both front and rear!!

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I'm 6'5" 225-230lbs and I'm running .50 fronts and 6.0 rear with a revalve and it is about perfect for trail/desert riding, still bottom slightly on big hits and hard g-out landings, but it's not a moto bike, so I deal with it.

I'm using factory connection springs, reccomended by my suspension tuner

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The Precision Concepts prescription for my weight of 220 and riding style is .48 springs in the forks and 5.8 in the rear. Best suspension I've ever had.

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Thanks, I figured 48kg would be about right... are you referring to rear spring rate or front fork springs?

the fork. Like a few others, I have the 5.8 spring in the rear. I'm kind of in between that and a 6.0. Since I ride enduro/woods stuff and rarely leave the ground, I went on the softer side so that I could use up more travel and stick in the turns better.

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235# .49front and 6.0rear works good for most az. desert,single track

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