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    advice on fork springs

    I am considering buying an 2008 Kona Hoss for a really good price. I weight 401 pounds and am worried about the Marzocchi Dirt Jumper II 100mm forks that come with it. Am I able to buy extra stiff springs or should I seel the forks and buy forks with lock out?

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    Sell the fork and buyt a rigid fork, I don't know of any suspension fork that will work for someone 401lbs

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    That fork should be adequate as long as you're not planing on big drops or anything like that. I believe the fork has air assist and you just need to set it accordingly. I've ridden my Dirt Jumper 3 for about 3 years now on my Hoss and I haven't had the slightest problem out of it and I have fluctuated between 350 - 400 on my fork.
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    The air assist may work, but how about the dampening?

    At a minimum, it seems you would have to switch to a heavier weight oil because that much spring (air or coil) is quickly going to overwhelm the rebound dampening

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