Originally Posted by jdrocks
you'll find 13kg is too light a rate, even without panniers..
I have to disagree with that. I am not a big guy (72kg without gear) and running with minimal preeload right now.
And it seems to work just fine, no bottoming out yet.
Did a test run in an nearby sandpit two days ago, trails with rocks and roots, hillclimbs up a sandy sloop.
I don not now if i would like it to be any harder as it wouldn`t absorb much of the impacts on the rocky sections.
But time will tell.