I don't want to just send everything off somewhere because as my riding develops I want to be able to adjust things myself. I'm also a control freak and want to knwo what mods are done to the bike.
My weight is around 170 maybe a bit light in the summer time, so the stock springs should be right according to racetech. I ride steep rocky trails here in Colorado.
Most of the guys that complain about the stock suspension are 200+ so is the stock valving also set for a 170lbs rider, is that why they need a revalve? If so would I get any more performance from a revalve?
Seems like some people have gone with a "gold valve", some with "smart-performance". Looks like the gold valve is a base vlave mod, smart-performance is a mid valve mod. Would I need or want both? Base valve is really only about compression right?
I've been doing a bit of research and is seems like modern valving works based on pressure differentials at the shim stack, If my understanding is correct can someone explain why everyone tells the heavier riders that the fork is harsh cause it's lower in the stroke? How does that valve know where in the stroke you are? Is this related to oil height/ air at the top of the chamber?
very long post, sorry
please enlighten me, j-
Edited by jrutkows, April 06, 2011 - 07:41 AM.