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    Guardian 2.0 xc28 spring upgrade

    So my guardian has shipped and I am looking to throw a stiffer spring in the xc28 because I'm weighing in around 240 right now, summer weight of 220... But all I can seem to find is the red/firm 180-200lb spring, and even though there is a part number for the blue/firm 200-220 spring, I can't find it online. Part number 11.4018.001.001. From a little searching seemed others had a hard time finding it as well, just wondering if anyone has finally found it or found another option outside of a fork upgrade (which I plan on doing in the future) liking stuffing the xc30 blue/firm in there or something. Next step will be finding a local distributor to see if they can order it, in the mean time the red/firm has been ordered to help a little.

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    Guardian 2.0 xc28 spring upgrade

    X-firm is very hard to find. You might like the firm spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    X-firm is very hard to find. You might like the firm spring.
    I guess we shall see

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    What is the weight range on the stock spring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcrom View Post
    What is the weight range on the stock spring?
    160-180 i believe

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    You'll be fine with a firm. That's what I went with (Guardian 1.0) and I am 225lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrbib21 View Post
    You'll be fine with a firm. That's what I went with (Guardian 1.0) and I am 225lbs.
    good to hear

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    I think I might have ordered the wrong spring after looking at the specs again of the guardian, which states that travel has been increased to 100, I had ordered the 80 spring.

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    On another note the blue/firm 100mm 26in spring is readily available. I am curious to see if I would be able to use the 26in spring in the 29in housing, as long as both springs are for 100mm of travel I wouldn't be surprised if they were the same. I'd buy both the red/firm 29in spring as well as the 26in blue/firm, and then simply use the 26in spring on the 29in components. At $23 shipped for the springs, it might be worth a shot imo.

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    Talked to rockshox and they told me that the blue is no longer made and that the red took its place. Kind of a lame answer considering the red one was there to begin with. I went ahead and ordered the blue 26in spring to see if I can get it to work. Ill post results once I get it.

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    So the spring came in today and it did in fact work. Just as I thought the length of the spring is identical. So for anyone looking to get the 200-220lb blue rated spring and you have a 29er fork you can get the 26 specific kit that is readily available and use the spring out of it on your 29er. The bike feels much better now, no longer is there an absurd amount of compression under stand up pedaling and the handling is much more precise as it no longer dives while changing direction. Here are a few pics.

    The blue/firm 100mm 26in spring kit


    Spring comparison, identical length and clearly thicker coils on the right


    On a local single track

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    I highly recommend this to any heavier guys with this fork, $23 and 5 minutes of your time. Huge improvement over stock.

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    That's awesome, great to hear that works. Good job!

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    Awesome! And love the white/blue Guardians.

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    Did you use a write-up to install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooldall1 View Post
    Did you use a write-up to install?
    No, all that you have to do is remove the preload adjuster with an open end (forgot the size) once that is removed the spring should pull right out. Replace it with the new one and reinstall the preload adjuster.

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    Is the blue end of the spring on the top? I just replaced mine and want to make sure that I put it in the correct direction. Also the spring kit came with a damping rod. Did you replace it as well or just the top spring? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ariesadel View Post
    Is the blue end of the spring on the top? I just replaced mine and want to make sure that I put it in the correct direction. Also the spring kit came with a damping rod. Did you replace it as well or just the top spring? Thanks.
    Blue is the top, and no I used the original dampening rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilbabykenny View Post
    Blue is the top, and no I used the original dampening rod.
    Thanks a lot. So I did the install correctly. I also did not want the hassle of removing the fork to install the damping rod. The ride feels much firmer now. Thanks again for testing this out first

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