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    Looking for advice on Junior T fork that is too soft for 220lb rider

    I picked up a 2004 RMX from a friend and it has Junior T's on it. I find when I'm riding it on Ned's or other buff trails it feels pretty good (at high speeds) but when I take it on tight and steep runs (like 7th secret in some parts) if I try to be a bit more aggressive and put my weight over the stem I almost bottom out the fork (the 7 inches of travel becomes more like 2 inches) and endo as soon as I hit any root or rock my front wheel doesn't feel like rolling over.

    I have bought two pairs of the stiffest springs that Marzocchi offers for that model (one is K=11.0 and another is K=4.0 where K is the spring constant in the simple harmonic motion sense I think) and I've swapped them in. I just test rode it around the block by my house and the difference I'm seeing is minute at most, is this normal? I still seem to crush about 2inches of travel just by sitting on the thing lol.

    I asked the guy at the Marzochhi place if I should swap out the oil for a heavier one, but he said there's no point because the oil simply controls the speed of the compression not how much is being compressed.

    I'm pretty lost on how I can make this fork work for me, any advice is appreciated

    I will test ride it on an actual trail and report if there is actually any difference.


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    Why dont you get air caps and pump them to the right presure?

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