Thanks for the responses. I just bought a new Giant Trance SX size large. I'm 185 lbs and all of my riding is North Shore. So if anyone has the settings dialed I would be much appreciated. (oh and i never thought to read the fork leg…)
If anyone has any other ideas on things to improve on the bike I would be interested. In particular I`m thinking of changing the tires (schwalbes came with it) and that some sort of lower guide or bash guard would be a good addition.