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    2018 27.5 coil spring rate- real world examples?

    Hey all,
    I was curious if anyone with a 2018 27.5 had any input for spring rate based on actual use. Calculators throw numbers in a pretty broad range for me and I thought I'd check to see if anyone has any experience I could use to help in the process.

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    David

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    Running Fox DHX2 on my Jeffsy 29. Iím a big guy, 235# and am running a 500# coil. The Jeffsy has a pretty progressive leverage ratio and I find that Iím running a lighter coil than I have on prior bikes because of it, by about 50# or so. By comparison, I tried a 550# coil on my V1 Bronson in order to get enough sag (150mm travel with the same stroke shock as my Jeffsy 29) but still had harsh bottoming due to the VPP leverage curve. But on the Jeffsy Iíve yet to notice any bottoming and with the lower spring rate.

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