I have read quite a few different opinions on how to properly set this bike up but I am feeling a little lost at the moment. If the track is perfect, everything works amazingly. As soon as it gets rough though, these forks feel very harsh in the initial stroke. I weight 185 without gear and I have never bought Springs for a bike as I have always been about the perfect weight for the bikes I ride. I ride vet intermediate. My current settings are as follows, though I have been moving all over the place the last couple weeks... Forks: Level with triple clamp C: 12 R: 8 Stock Springs and oil Shock: Sag : 108 HSC: 2 out LSC: 9 R: 6 Stock Springs and oil Just trying to get some dialog going. I don't have any problem with the way the bike currently handles as I am coming off an '11 and love the bike. I just have to get the front end comfy or else I am going to kill myself out there. Also, and I thought this was weird... When I land off big jumps or when going through the stroke quickly, the forks squeak, as if the oil or air is being pushed through too small an orifice. I have never heard the sound before so I am suspect. Any help would be great. The bike feels so awesome in every other way and feels so light in the air. Just gotta get that front end feeling better.