I ride a 2001 Gemini XL, I am up to 280 lbs
On the Sherman fork I used the heaviest spring and a custom damper stack
I use s 800 lb spring on my Fox Shock
I use a Brake Therapy, active rear brake upgrade.
It took a long time, cause the bike shop 'skinnies' are stupid on what to do for heavies.
It took alot of money for me to sort it out.
1. skinnies cannot understand the brake jack that this bike offers heavy riders.
this happens under extreme under breaking on downhills.
shop dudes think they know but their occasional heavy mechanics riding style has to
match the riders style, this is very unlikely.
2. the old fashioned way of estimating spring coil size based on sag, is absolutely
wrong for heavy riders. contact the shock maker who can 'calculate' the spring
size, based on bike, rider weight, and frame geometry.
Take my advice save lots of money.
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