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    DHX 5.0 coil spring rate for SC heckler..

    Just curious, whats the spring rate that you guys used?
    Today i test a kona coiler deelux with dhx 4.0 coil and i bottomed up the rear on the store's floor!! even after i lock the shock. I believe the writing in the coil springs is 500 lbs.
    The guy from my LBS said that Heckler use 450 lbs spring rate.
    Kona Coiler is a 6 inch travel bike while heckler is 5.75 inch, do you think i need to upgrade the coil spring for Heckler size Large?
    Btw, i'm 260lbs and my height is about 6 feet.

    thanks.

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    I am about 240 with camelbak. Riding an xl dhx combo I used a 500 or a 550 spring. I liked the 500 for plush, but the 550 was better for pedaling (especially if I wanted to stand and pedal).

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    I'm 265 or so and run a 600# spring on my XL Heckler. It is more on the firm size but I like it.

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    Im 330
    running an 800# in my heckler

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    I think i'll use the 600 lbs spring. hopefully it will be fine.
    shame i need to wait 3 weeks until its ready.

    Now what about the forks?

    My LBS offered me talas 130 rlc. I like the travel adjustability and the weight of it.
    i can lower the fork and use it as a trail bike, and when i want to use it as an all mountain i can set it at 130.
    btw, What's the minimum and maximum fork travel for heckler?
    can i use it at 100 for trail riding and climbing? or is it better to use the pike instead with 110-140 travel?
    any suggestion for other fork? mainly my lbs got fox and rockshox, not too much marzocchi, but i believe they can order it for me.

    thanks again.

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    Check out the RockShox Pike. Like the Talas it is available in an Air model with on the fly adjustable travel while saving you some coin I believe (must have 20mm thru-axel though). The 2005 and 2006 models have been getting really great reveiws from riders, so much so that I was going to upgrade to a Fox but now I'm solely looking at the Pike line. Coil or Air is what I'm fighting with now.... I'll have to get new wheels too!

    I asked SC about fork travel for the Heckler here is their response:

    The 2006 Heckler frame is designed for forks from 100mm to 160mm.
    *100-105mm is good for those that want a quicker feeling XC ride.
    *125-130mm is for average use and all around trail riding.
    *150-160mm is for those that ride aggressive terrain, and want all the
    travel possible

    Fork use over 160mm travel is not compatible.
    Last edited by TrumbullCT; 06-09-2006 at 10:57 AM.

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