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    7point5 rear shock spring weight

    what spring weight are you guys running, i just built up my 7 point and have a marz roco coil, it came with a 500 lb spring, i weigh 165 lbs and am thinking about getting a 400 lb spring. any suggestions

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    300# to 350# range for you

    I am around 200-205# with gear. I run a 350# (fox vanilla r) spring on one 7 point and a 400# spring (vivid 4.1) on the other 7 point. The 400# is on the firm side for me and the 350# spring feels just about right for "trail" riding.

    There should be some spring calculators somewhere on this forum, search for it and you will find it.

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    k thanks a bunch, i ahve only been able to find a 400 pounder though thats the only problem haha

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    400 works good for FR use - that's what I have on my 6 point (same rear end setup as 7 Point) and I weigh 170 lbs; not quite the sag I'd like but don't ever bottom harshly on big drops. I'll run a 350 if mainly AM/DH riding.

    Have FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk3Rider
    I'm using their 400 lb version but have to say... zocchi springs have got to be the pig heaviest springs on the market - look at all those coils! Waiting for Jim to get me that 375 lb Obtanium spring!

    Have FUN!

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    I'm a tad heavier than you (170) and run a 350 spring on a vivid 5.1. It feels great for most things I do, but I think it might be a little soft when doing larger jumps and drops. I'm curious about about a 400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk3Rider
    You can do a lot better than $50+ for a coil. Manitou coils are only $20 at bikewagon.com (hard to find things on that site, so may need to call).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwelle08
    what spring weight are you guys running, i just built up my 7 point and have a marz roco coil, it came with a 500 lb spring, i weigh 165 lbs and am thinking about getting a 400 lb spring. any suggestions
    You should definitely run a 300 lb spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dufferin
    You should definitely run a 300 lb spring.
    Not a chance. What I see is a lot of aftermarket shocks just slapped on the 7 Point with no regard to compression curves. The DW link takes an "A" Tune which has about 30% lower compression than standard shocks. So... what guys end up doing is using weak sauce springs to try to make up for their overly damped shocks! Get a proper tune and go with a 400 lb spring and you'd be amazed at how much better your bike works!

    Have FUN!

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