Need feedback on 5.8 race tech spring and Pro taper Pastrana bars
Posted July 09, 2003 - 08:54 AM
I am big, 6'01" 245 lbs.. I ride trails, no MX tracks, no big jumping. Do you think the 5.8 spring will be good for me. I do not want to make my ride harsh. Even with my weight, I do not feel that by bike bottoms very much now with the stock spring. I plan to leave the forks stock. Do you think that will cause a mismatch?
Regarding the bars, I currently have renthals (no sure which ones, they came on the bike, silver with blue ends, very sharp looking), but, I wouldn't mind taller ones for more comfortable standing. Is the Pastrana bend a high bar? I guess I will need a new triple clamp. Are the protapers that much better than Renthals? I am wondering if it is worth it. The guy wants $30 for the spring and $50 for the bars and I still need to buy the triple clamp. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Posted July 09, 2003 - 11:11 AM
Posted July 09, 2003 - 11:26 AM
Posted July 09, 2003 - 02:32 PM
Posted July 09, 2003 - 03:49 PM
If the deal is good it would be worth the try but you would be happier with the right spring. As for the bars I ran the freestyle bend for years and loved them. They are about the same bend as cr hi's only about a inch taller.
Good luck with your choice.
Posted July 09, 2003 - 09:01 PM
Posted July 10, 2003 - 05:23 AM
Posted July 10, 2003 - 07:41 AM
Posted July 10, 2003 - 08:20 AM
Forks: .49 kg for 240 lb Oil level = 3.15" Rebound= 8 clicks out, Compression 13 clicks out. This is pretty stiff but the way I like it.
Shock: 5.8 kg for 240lb. Set spring 10.375" preload. (Do not exceed .6" preload!)Rebound = 7 clicks out, High compression 1-1/8 turns out, Low compression 6 clicks out.