Hey guys, if any of you read my thread in the DH/FR section, you'll know that I am just getting back into the FR scene!
Initially I was a little weary about the V10 I was looking at, but after speaking to the owner a little more I am pretty confident in the bike he is selling. I also talked him down to a great price! $700.00
I plan on getting the bike tuned, new fluid in the Dorado DH and throw in some new seals, as well as getting a heavier rear spring. Everything total will be less then a grand which is what I budgeted for.
I know for a fact I need to increase the weight of the rear spring, I'm just having difficulties finding the right size / weight. I reviewed the spring calculator website and it was saying around 600 - 650 for a 2.75" stroke. I am confused because I don't know if they were asking for the stroke of the rear shock 2.75" or the size of the spring which I believe is 3.25".
Will a rear spring of 3" fit? Or will I need a 3.25" spring.
Also can you help me confirm the weight of the spring?
I'm currently 240. I let myself go the past year... I plan on getting back down to 200lb by the fall, but I dont' mind replacing the spring again at that time. So lets focus on a spring that will work for 230 - 240LB.
I'm going to be doing single track trail riding and freeriding. I will hit the odd cliff, nothing higher then 10 feet. I don't want any more sag then 30%
Also the current spring on the bike is black, the 5th element shock no longer has a titanium spring, I am thinking I will just replace it with a black spring as Titanium springs are far more expensive.
Thanks for your help guys!
PS here is a picture of the bike!
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