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Old 10-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #16
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Check out Gaspipes thread in the X Challenge index. Marzocchi Shivers fit with some mods.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:22 AM   #17
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Hmm, slightly beyond my budget I think...
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:48 PM   #18
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Another question about setting the front suspension

Hate to sound dumb, but when you guys say -5, and -5 settings: Do you mean 5 clicks to the - (counterclockwise) from the stock settings?? and the same on the other fork?? I weigh 190lbs and want them soft as I don't ride hard or jump.

If this is not correct, what does it mean??
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:24 PM   #19
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Yes. Yes.

That's correct.

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Old 12-31-2008, 10:47 PM   #20
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Exactly what are the stock setting? I bought my bike second hand, and I`m guessing things had been played with.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:52 AM   #21
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My new bike stock settings were 11 clicks - (counterclockwise) from all the way in (clockwise), on both sides.

Glad to learn this, I'm going riding this morning and the stock setting is quite hard to me.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:38 PM   #22
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My new bike stock settings were 11 clicks - (counterclockwise) from all the way in (clockwise), on both sides.

Glad to learn this, I'm going riding this morning and the stock setting is quite hard to me.

Thanks for that mate, that means they were set at half way. I`m new to having adjustable forks, having previously run airheads.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:09 PM   #23
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Front Suspension Dive during braking

What is the best working solution that anyone has come up with for dealing with the excessive front end dive during braking? New springs?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #24
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What is the best working solution that anyone has come up with for dealing with the excessive front end dive during braking? New springs?
Best thing I've found is a light tap on the rear brake, seems to deal with it fairly effectively.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #25
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What is the best working solution that anyone has come up with for dealing with the excessive front end dive during braking? New springs?
Stiffer springs solves that problem. Touratech has them. They are Wirth springs I think you can source them from Hyperpro or Wilburs as well.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 AM   #26
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You really find the front dive that excessive? I never bottomed the forks out under braking, even in rocky terrain. I'm inclined to think stiffer springs will not only reduce front dive, but reduce the effective suspension travel as well.

I mean, you can hardly have one without the other.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #27
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You really find the front dive that excessive? I never bottomed the forks out under braking, even in rocky terrain. I'm inclined to think stiffer springs will not only reduce front dive, but reduce the effective suspension travel as well.

I mean, you can hardly have one without the other.
I guess that my GSA has affected my perception of how much the front end dives on the X. How stiff the spring is won't affect the net travel of the front end, just what load it takes to compress the springs.

An earlier post put the spring setup for a 75 kg (165 pounds) rider. I'll weigh in at 95-100kg (210 to 220 pounds) geared up, so I probably need to swap the springs out so I don't have excessive sag in the front end to begin with and this should help me to keep the front end from bottoming out on the trail.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:00 AM   #28
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I'm 275lbs geared up, and the front dive could be better, but it isn't THAT much excessive...as Max said, the stiffer springs will result in less suspension travel/effectiveness when not braking (most of the time)...
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:48 PM   #29
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Are they progressive springs?
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:18 PM   #30
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I remember my test ride and was very surprised on its dive when braking.
granite I am not used ot it and on a test ride so I coudlnt' get all crazy.
but I felt like I was going to do an Indo trick or something.

but that is just me of cousre.
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