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    M6 question if you own one

    Just ordered a M6 and was told to get a 450lb spring for the CCDB, I called Cane Creek and they told me to go with a 350lb? So I am confused, I am going to go with what Cane Creek told me but I am not sure.

    What springs are you guys running and what is your weight?

    I am about 205lbs with gear maybe 210 if I need to poop.

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    I think it's a smarter idea to go with what the manufacturer suggests. Different designs yield different spring rates. Turner told me to do either a 400 or 450 on my DHR, and I weigh 180.

    I think the 450 is a more accurate rate for a 210 lb. dude. You could step down to a 400 if you dare, but the 450 just seems more realistic.
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    I would trust Cane Creek... they know what they are doing.

    Doesn't the m6 use a longer than average shock? this might come into play... here is a calculator if you want to play with the numbers. http://www.igorion.com/_coilspring/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mwehahaha
    I would trust Cane Creek... they know what they are doing.

    Doesn't the m6 use a longer than average shock? this might come into play... here is a calculator if you want to play with the numbers. http://www.igorion.com/_coilspring/
    Calculator also says 350

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    I have found that calculator to be right on for my DH bikes... Coils are relatively cheap, you can always switch them up.
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    the more I play with the calculator the more it seems to be accurate. It almost seems like malcom was using the same calculator when I was talking to him yesterday.
    When I put in the info for my current shock(another CCDB shorter stroke) I get 450lb spring, that it what I have no and that gets me to about 30% sag.

    Maybe I was talking to the sanitation manager at intense and that is why he said to go with a 450

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    That calculator is spot-on for my weight and bike.

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