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May 10, 2018, 1:20 p.m. -  Andrew Major

Thanks WS, I was having this conversation with a friend of mine the other day regarding suspension forks. I’m currently testing Suntour’s latest damper in a Durolux 29’er and its an awesome package (at a good price). I lowered it to 140mm (then 130mm) for my bike but at the air pressure I’m running I compress the negative spring quite a bit and the fork is showing an extra 15mm of travel.  Not a big deal at all, Suntour makes three rates of negative spring - another bonus for this fork - so with the heavier rate I’ll be golden. But wait he says, does that mean at 240lbs he’d have a 180mm travel 140mm travel fork?! We’re going to play with pressures when the new neg spring comes so I can address that in the review. Back to tires, casings like the SE seem to work great for my heavier friends for trail riding - but I know a few guys who run real DH tires (DD Minion, SuperGrav Mary, LG1r would be examples) where I would ride an SE and where a light rider would run an XR so in that sense it’s hard to say. Wish that was a more helpful answer!

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