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  1. #1
    DH on a HT
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    help with shock....

    hey all.. i am 255lbs and i ride a 2005 Kona Stinky med size and i replaced the rear shock(i killed the intrnals of the DHX 3.0 coil) with a 5th element and it is longer( dhx was 8.5 i to i and 5th is 8.75 dont worry there are no clearance problems) and it came with a 450# spring witch i know is to soft for me.. and i was wondering what rate spring i should get.. i was planning on a 600# spring .. please let me know
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    Oneal/Azonic, e.13, Hayes, ODI grips, SIXSIXONE

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    Mountain Bike Spring Rate Calculator V5.0

    Just put in your weight, the travel, and the stroke of the shock and it will give you a good starting point.

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    What kind of spring did you have on the DHX 3.0?

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    DH on a HT
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    it was a 500# and i didnt care at the time...
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    Oneal/Azonic, e.13, Hayes, ODI grips, SIXSIXONE

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