Suspension setup for tall 240lb. rider

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  • redmanrandyed

Posted June 23, 2006 - 08:56 AM


What suspension setup is advised for a 6 foot something, 240 lb. rider?
I notice the front forks feel like they are taking alot of abuse and the rear suspension feels like it is too saggy.
I have tried different settings on the suspension but nothing too noticeable.
What can be done to make the bike more suitable for this weight? I would like to be more aggressive on the jumps and not feel like I am going to kill the bike upon landing.

Thanks in advance,


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  • MindBlower

Posted June 23, 2006 - 09:13 AM


I believe it's a 10.5 shock spring. .47 fork springs.

Go to Race Tech's website, they have a chart.

For now, do you have the spring cranked down all the way for max preload?

  • BWB63

Posted June 23, 2006 - 09:59 AM


RaceTech and Lindemann Spring rate charts are stiff. Not even the Baja race bike run as stiff as what Lindemann suggests but, there fork springs start at .48kg/mm so, I think that has a lot to do with what they try to sell. (.48kg/mm springs would be good for a 260 pound rider)

Barnum, Persion concepts, Xr's Only, Baja Designs use the same chart I have on my site.
As stated in the last post 10.5kg/mm shock spring and .47kg/mm fork springs would be good for a 240 pound trail rider. If you are going to race/jump you would want 11kg/mm shock sping.

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