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    Which Vanilla Spring for me and my 5-Spot?

    I am the proud new owner of 2004 5-Spot (got a good deal on a like-new frame on eBay, anodized black, Romic with titanium spring). Damn I love this bike! Anyways, I am getting a 130mm Vanilla fork and I'm guessing I need a new spring for it. I am a clyde at 210 w/o gear. Is it better to err on the clyde side and get the yellow spring (rated for 205-240 lb rider) or the green (180-210).... I like plushness.... I ride mostly XC, occasional trips to Downieville, etc but no serious drops (on purpose that is).
    Thanks, all.

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    get the heavy spring, you'll have too much fork dive with the lighter spring.

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    Just to keep the voting split, I'd go with the lighter spring. When I ran Vanilla forks, they always seemed a bit too harsh with the spring recommended by Fox.

    Tune out excessive fork dive with a little low speed compression damping.

    I wish I could get a Vanilla for my 29er!
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    nah, on the fox 32 130 series the lsc doesn't do jack sh!t for fork dive, much lees anything else. i say get the heavy spring and run the preload all the way out.

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    Re:

    That sounds even better since this fork is a Vanilla RL, not the RLC.

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