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    Highline; rider weight - spring weight?

    hey guys just make sure that my calculations are right, what is your "rider weight" and what spring weight are you using?

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    rider weight w/gear: 215lbs.
    shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel
    stroke: 2.75"
    spring rate: 450#

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    rider weigth w/gear 182lb
    shock fox dhx 5.0
    stroke 2.5
    spring rate #400 ti obtainium
    used to ride this way, it's on sale now
    sure, psi set at minimun 125psi
    Last edited by IntenTurner; 04-20-2010 at 04:43 PM.
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    Can you add shock psi as well?

    Rider weight 207lbs w/gear
    Shock Fox DHX 5.0
    Stroke 2.50
    Spring 500 ti obtainium
    175 psi
    Last edited by Jamie_MTB; 05-18-2010 at 05:55 AM.

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    rider weight w/gear: 225lbs.
    shock: AVY DHS
    stroke: 2.5"
    spring rate: 500#

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    Rider weight w/ gear: 190
    Shock: Vivid 5.1
    Stroke: 2.5
    Spring Rate: 375 (Obtainium)
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    Rider Weight w/ Gear - 230
    Shock - CCDB
    Stroke - 2.75
    Spring Weight - 500
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    Rider Weight w/ Gear - 230
    Shock - DHX 5.0
    Stroke - 2.5
    Spring Weight - 500

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    geared up 155
    vivid 2.5 350
    dhx 2.5 400
    ccdb 2.75 350

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    interesting.... what spring rate calculator are you guys using? tftuned calculator is what i'm using.

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    2.5" travel '07 DHX5

    500lb spring, 170lb out the shower.

    Try this one:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=47726

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    rider weight w/gear: 210lbs.
    shock: dhx5 150psi lots of Bottom out , no PP
    stroke: 2.5"
    spring rate: 500# or #550 cant decide which i like better.

    I'm suprised how light a spring rate allot of people are running on here. I bottom out my highline at least once every run. I'm about to Push/MX tune/ or replace my shock to try and help that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    2.5" travel '07 DHX5

    500lb spring, 170lb out the shower.

    Try this one:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=47726

    Later version -> http://www.bearandwife.com/bear/cycling/springcalc.html

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    Around 210 lbs. geared
    DHX 5 2.75"
    500# Obtanium

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    Rider Weight w/ Gear - ~220
    Shock - CCDB
    Stroke - 2.50
    Spring Weight - 450
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    wow! you guys are really running light weight springs, I have two choices 500 x 2.55 or a 600 x 2.5, I think that if I go too light, it will affect the pedaling going up, but if it is too heavy it will do the descend a little rougher?
    I weight 185 + the equip; helmet, shoes pack and protection, so I calculate around 210lbs?
    what do you guys think?

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    I usually add about 15 lbs for gear/water. Thinking about it some more, 20 might be more accurate.

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    Looking at some of these it's making me wonder if I should try a 450 or maybe even a 400...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Looking at some of these it's making me wonder if I should try a 450 or maybe even a 400...
    325# Ti spring

    170-175 w/kit

    Mx Tune

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    Weight: 170 geared up
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0
    Stroke: 2.5"
    Spring: 400 lb

    Mine came with a 450 lb spring since it's a large frame, but I thought it was too stiff, and the 400 works much better for me.

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    Wow. I might be running 50 lbs too heavy too compared to you guys.

    Gonna MX tune my DHX and probably get a 450 while I'm at it.

    Never really felt bottom on it, this might be why!


    me = 190-200 depending on fat content.
    500 lb on 2.5 stroke Roco WC.

    was using DHX with 400 for first 2 rides, felt too soft.


    Still really torn between a new CCDB for it or the cheaper MX tune. Highline seems like an ideal bike for the DB, but I'm not sure if I want to dump much money into a bike that get ridden only a handful of times a year. Yes, I will probably have it for 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoPawn
    Wow. I might be running 50 lbs too heavy too compared to you guys.
    That's what I was thinking, but my sag seems good and I'm happy enough with the ride. I just bought a Ti 500 after 2 years on the original steel 500 spring, so don't really want to drop any more coin. Especially as I was thinking of spending on the MX once it's available again.

    Might have to track down a 450 to demo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0uD'nt
    325# Ti spring

    170-175 w/kit

    Mx Tune
    that spring rate is really surprising, have you ridden any other shocks and what was your spring for those.

    I want to get either my vivid or dhx in the mail for some work, looks like PUSH will be doing vivids next week, avalanche website says June for the DHX, can anyone throw me anything to influence my decision? Leaning towards the pushed vivid mostly just to get it done, highline is feeling neglected. I want to add the mission control DH damper to my old totem too, any comments regarding that appreciated too

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    I think my problem is that I'm losing weight...dammit. Gunna have to get a new Vivid spring for my Avalanche.
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    I'm about 170 geared up. I ran a 400 and tried a 450. The 450 was probably a little bit better when climbing, but I didn't like it on the descents, especially when it got chunky. I very rarely climbed my Highline, so the 400 was an easy choice...though I would have kept running the 400 regardless of the kind of riding I was doing.

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    Still got that 450? Available for sale?

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