Coil spring in comparison to rider weight

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Posted: Apr 18, 2021 at 18:53 Quote
Curious to see what others are running for a coil on their bikes. Please mention your weight (if you don’t mind) along with the bike you ride and shock size. Other things like the sag you get with your setup would be cool as well. I appreciate any feedback!

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 at 15:12 Quote
185 pounds geared up...

Evil Insurgent LB - Ohlins TTX22M 200 x 57 480 lb spring
Knolly Warden LT - Ohlins TTX22M 205 x 62.5 467 lb spring

I have used various coils on a couple of different frames and they tend to fall in the 425-500 pound coil rate for my weight and how I like things to feel.

Not sure on the exact sag as I go by feel but I suspect I'm around 25-30% there.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 at 10:43 Quote
185 lbs geared

SC HTLT 200x57 shock on a 525 LBS spring
Nomad 3 on 216x63 on a 450 LBS Spring
Evil Wreck LB on 216x63 on a 475 LBS Spring
Scott Voltage FR on 241x76 on a 400 lbs Spring

I usually buy a few springs for new bikes and play around until I find the one I like. Every frame has a different leverage ratio so I just fiddle until it's right. I usually like them stiff though

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 at 11:18 Quote
190 pounds and gonna give a 600 pound spring on my Commencal META TR with a 210x55. Ran 500 on my first ride and felt a little soft, used a little more travel than I would’ve liked. I’m starting to think I should meet in the middle at 550. Haven’t rode the 600 yet but it did feel stiff when I jumped on it and played with the rebound and stuff.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 at 23:39 Quote
Just under 170lbs
Bird Aeris AM9
Bomber CR 230x65 running 325 & 350lb springs.
Sag is around 30% with the 325 spring.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 at 23:57 Quote
Norco Range Carbon 2019 (C7)
RockShox Super Deluxe coil 205x60mm (160mm travel)
76 Kg with gear
I have ridden 400lbs spring with almost 3 turns for 25% SAG. For this season I have changed for 450lbs just to try if I get 25% (or around) with no turn.

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 at 0:17 Quote
2020 Starling Murmur (medium)
MRP Hazzard
450lbs spring (planning to go up to 500lbs)
Just enough preload to hold the spring
30% ish sag
10 clicks LS
2 clicks HS
Rebound has no fastish

83kg geared up

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 at 5:37 Quote
~160lb geared up

2019 Rocky Mountain altitude c70

CC DB 216x63 with 3mm offset bushing

400# spring

~30% sag in position 3

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 at 6:56 Quote
185 geared up

2019 commencal clash

X-Fusion Vector HLR 230x65

400lb J&L TI spring

~ 25% sag full open

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 at 7:28 Quote
175lb geared up
2-21 Trek remedy
DVO Jade X 230x60, 500lb spring

Forgot my exact sag, but it's in the 25% range. 450lb spring felt a little better in most situations, but I was bottoming out a little too much on jumps and fast sections that had braking bumps.

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 at 8:55 Quote
Stanton Switchback FS160
230×65 Onlins TTX
170-175lb geared up
380lb spring ~ 30% sag

Posted: Apr 24, 2021 at 14:30 Quote
Specialized status 140
Dhx2 210x52.5
600lb spring
90kg (200lbs)

Posted: May 12, 2021 at 13:33 Quote
Specialized status 160

Rockshox super deluxe


450lb spring with 24% sag

Might try a 425 or 400lb spring later on.

Posted: Aug 8, 2021 at 16:52 Quote
Santa cruz 5010 v4
205lb. geared up
CC db inline 8.5 x 2.5
Fox steel 2.75 x 450
Santa cruz told me I need a 600lb spring to get proper sag, but I put a longer stroke in to advance the spring rate for sag. It actually gave me 17mm of sag so it's a little high. This isn't for everyone but I like the plush feeling a lower spring rate gives because it's more like my dirtbike. I've only ridden a mountain bike for 6 months; before that is was all dirtbike. I never bottom out but, I don't do gnarly drops. I found the air shock uncomfortable to jump because I've been jumping dirt bikes for 20 plus years; it's what I'm used to.

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