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    Spring for my X-fusion Vector RC

    I currently have a 400 lbs spring rate on my DH Aurum. I didn't weight myself with all gear but I'm pretty sure I can top 210lbs easily. I rode with it for a while now and to get a decent sag on the rear shock, I need to preload it to the max (per x-fusion recommendations, about 6 turns). Still, I find that I'm bottoming it out way too often but it doesn't feel harsh. I would just feel more comfortable to try a 450 lbs spring rate and use less preload to avoid coil/shock damage. Some calculators give me 400 lbs, while some can give me 450 lbs.

    I'm just having problems to choose what spring to buy because that x-fusion shock isn't really documented much on the internet. I would like to buy it on Chainreactioncycles.com. Current shock is 400x80mm (about 400x3.14in).

    I was wondering if that one would fit :
    Manitou Shock Spring - Steel | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com (450x3" model)
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    Do you have any other suggestions? Will any of the nukeproof fit?

    Thanks
    Main bike : Altitude RSL 70 '11
    DH bike : Aurum 2 '12

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    Interested to hear about where to order the X fusion springs as well. I notice some of their shocks have coils in 25 lb/in increments (425 lb/in)

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    425!? It would be even more better for just a tiny bit more stiff spring! You got my attention there. Maybe x-fusion themselves could enlighten us more...
    Main bike : Altitude RSL 70 '11
    DH bike : Aurum 2 '12

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    Manitou/marzocchi/cane creek springs work in X-Fusion shocks. I've even used Fox springs on my Vector without problems (Fox springs have a tiny bit smaller ID).

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    Alright looks like as long as free length, ID and stroke is the same, anything will do really.
    Main bike : Altitude RSL 70 '11
    DH bike : Aurum 2 '12

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    Just as a FYI, this spring fitted perfectly on my x-fusion vector shock (240/76 size) Nukeproof ShockWave Steel Spring - 3" 2013 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com. I could even grab a 425 lbs.
    Main bike : Altitude RSL 70 '11
    DH bike : Aurum 2 '12

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