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    What spring rate do you run?

    I have my Rune setup with a Stage 5 and 500 pound Ti spring. I'm 170lbs with out gear and I ride with all of the normal FR/DH safety gear, I'm guessing around 185lbs with all of it on. Drop n' Zone set me up with the spring and all of the calculators I've used, if I used them correctly, says to use a 500lbs spring. A guy at a LBS said that 500lbs seems a bit "burly." The part of the spring calculators that I wasn't sure if I was using right was when it asked "How many turns for preload?" and was wondering if that could drastically alter the calculations. Does 500lbs seem right?

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    According to the Elka chart you should be using a 400 or 450lb spring.

    http://www.elkasuspension.com/downlo...cationList.pdf

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    Just placed an order with Elka for my Rune. I'm 190 ready to ride, and they set me up with a 450 lb spring.

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    Hmm, maybe I'll try a new spring. At least I should be able to sell my 500lb spring for a good amount. It only has about 250-300 miles on it and obviously they last a long time. How much do you think a used Ti spring like this could sell for? I think I paid $200 for it.

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