I have ridden my new WR a couple of times and the rear spring seems OK. I used to race when I was younger but now just do some pretty hard trail riding. I weigh 200 lbs. Everything I read tells me max rider weight for the stock rear spring is 175 lbs....ie, rear spring should be too soft for me I look at the last section on the shop manual and they have a section on chassis tuning. They even call out a 'stiff' spring at 5.7 kg/mm (stock is 5.3 kg/mm) I'm kind of confused. If I convert to lbs/in (a set of units I'm a bit more comfortable with) that's 296 lbs/in vs 318 lbs/in or, at 10" deflection 2,960 vs 3,180 lbs.....not much difference I'm confused and was wondering what others have done with their rear spring rate. How much do you weigh, how hard do you ride, and what spring rate do you use?