I am 180 lbs and got a 140 Minute Pro 2012, I have never had such a nice fork. I am super impressed and also wanted to thank those who praised this fork as when I researched forks I had not even known about it. Out of the box it worked great, literally bolted on and rode with what air was in it. However, I have a couple questions, tried searching w/o success after spending a lot of time reading about shim stacks and what not
I find the fork with somewhere just over 100lbs air has correct sag, but only uses about 2/3 of the travel as the spring rate ramps up quickly. How can that be adjusted? As I understand what folks are saying about how its constructed, there is a steel spring that is used for about 1/2 the travel and then the air takes over. Seems like I could use more air volume for more linear spring rate. Or a firmer steel spring.
* That was the pressure in the fork out of the box. I tried checking pressure with a gauge that was insufficient range, then in a hurry to get to a ride I tried burping the air valve and all of it came out so not sure what it was. I added air up to about 90 psi and it made it sag more - in fact a guy at the trail head offered me a pump as he thought it was too much. I tried it like that and worked fine tightened up the steering, but will add psi for bit less sag. I read in manual its max is 120psi. I would not think a guy my size would be near the max.
Is there a way to decrease travel? Its not a big deal but I probably should have gotten a bit shorter travel to maintain the tighter steering but it was not made in a 130 I wanted. As I get into it more I am thinking of planning some shim changes but its totally fine for now.
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