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    Paging Mellow Yellow, tech question

    MY,

    Thanks in advance for the help. You may be able to help a buddy of mine. He has a Diamondback XTS and has switched the shock to a Vanilla R. He is a pretty big guy (about 220 lbs) and has an 850 lb spring on it the Vanilla. It looks to me like he has too much sag, and he bobs pretty badly when moving. So, since I have seen you post pictures of you and your XTS I thought I'd ask, what is the sag supposed to be? And what is your best guess for a spring?

    Thanks again!
    D.
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    OK, here's my best effort

    First, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I haven't been posting much lately.

    As for your friend's shox issues; my rule of thumb has been not to pass 1/2" if sag as my pre-load limit. The best way to answer both questions is to contact the shock maker. they will know best what's the best coil weight for your friend. the bike it self plays very little in that decision.
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