Hi there I have a quick question and just was hoping to get some feed back and see what people are running out there for spring rates. (I know this has been beating to death - but the fact of the matter is i rarely ever see someone respond to these that lists there weight what they are running and their sag settings) Below is a little information about myself.
Bike: 2012 KTM 250 XCF-W w/stock springs.
Myself: 185 lbs w/out gear
Gear: boots, knee braces, pants, jersey, roost guard, helmet, hydration pack w/ tools and 1.5 L of water
Riding: I live in new England and mostly be ride single track, rooty, rocky terrain, some hare-scrambles and a enduro or two.
So I ordered a Factory Connection FCW-2 per factory connections recommendation, the shock i will not have re-valved this year due to a budget. was this the right call??
Next question is...my fork has the stock springs in it which i believe are the .42's (or so i have been told by factory connection) Some people have told me that these springs will be fine for what i am doing, obviously not if i went out and Rode MOTO with it. Others have said that i should have .44's in it and some people like race tech have suggested .46's which i think are way too stiff. I am looking for some general opinions on this and keep in mind my weight listed above.
My goal is to have optimal sag settings , I feel that giving the bike weight vs. the spring rate vs. the rider weight you should be able to just say "this is the spring" i need to obtain for optimal freesag and optimal rider sag. Obviously valving comes into play as well.