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    Spring size for 250lb Clyde in CCDB

    Any 250lb clydes out there running a Cane Creek Double Barrel? If so, what spring rate are you running? Will a 500# work? Do I need to go bigger? Thanx!!

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    Depends on the leverage rate of your suspension design.

    What bike?

    or

    How much travel does your bike have, and what is the stroke length of the shock?

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    Tracer 2 w/ 160mm travel. I believe the stroke is 2.5 inch

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    That's roughly a 2.5:1 leverage ratio. I checked the spring rate calculator on the Fox site, and for a 250lb rider on that bike in the 160mm setting at 30% sag, it calls for a 500# spring.. Sounds like you are in the ballpark, but maybe someone will chime in that actually owns one with the CCDB.

    http://service.foxracingshox.com/con...calculator.htm

    Could depend on just how much sag you are comfortable with and how much 'bob' you're getting and willing to tolerate. If you want something closer to 25% sag, you may have to go up near 600#. JMHO.

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    Thanks for your help Jeff! I run 30% sag on my rp23 now. I know I might have to try out a couple different spring rates anyway in order to get it to my liking. Just want to make sure I'm in the ballpark and not buying 3 or 4 springs. Although I've heard a lot of peeps end up doing that anyways until they're done experimenting. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verns22
    Thanks for your help Jeff! I run 30% sag on my rp23 now. I know I might have to try out a couple different spring rates anyway in order to get it to my liking. Just want to make sure I'm in the ballpark and not buying 3 or 4 springs. Although I've heard a lot of peeps end up doing that anyways until they're done experimenting. Thanks again

    Have you picked up the phone and called Cane Creek? Malcolm will get you sorted.

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    Nice!!! Good call Zero. Just got off the phone will Malcolm. He recommended 550# spring according to his calculations...I'm going with that

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