Vtamb81 Posted September 13, 2020 Share Posted September 13, 2020 (edited) I know this is a wide topic and I’ve been reading lots of resources online...and I know frequently the answer is “it depends”. I’m going to attempt to be very clear in my question(s) and hope the people with extensive suspension experience can weigh in ( @Ktmmitch, @Suspension101@Camel ADV and others). Posts like this have me thinking about how best to address my fork upgrades. I currently don’t have the resources to fully swap my fork internals, and looking to start with just a spring upgrade. I’m thinking about pairing a progressive fork spring with an already installed RR linear rear spring given the rear linkage is considered pretty progressive (?). Problem: I am an intermediate rider (215 lbs in riding gear) and always looking to advance. The fork problems I’m attempting to address is significant fork dive at the top of the stroke under braking and moderate off road hits and frequent bottoming out based on my riding style. The rear has been transformed in a very positive way by the 90nm spring. A few times a year I also carry ~30 lbs of luggage for longer rides. 1. What should I be considering when deciding between a progressive (like HyperPro 6-9nm spring) or a linear fork spring (recommended 6.4nm by RaceTech)? 2. Should I be concerned about pairing a linear rear spring and progressive fork spring. 3. Does a progressive spring have a greater potential to solve the performance concerned I outlined? Really appreciate any insight. Aaron Edited September 13, 2020 by Vtamb81 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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