My bike has the appropiate rear spring for my weight. @ 250. I left the front alone. The front feels very different at the same settings when the rear is correct. Im a weekend warrior, and an offroad noob but see little reason to change the front based on my kind of riding. I tied a cable tie to the fork arm and went for a ride banging over rocks and logs, popping wheelies and trying to do stoppies, and the cable tie revealed that the forks never used up more than half the travel. I actually took out one compression and one rebound click from the stock settings in front to make it more plush. A hard rider may find the suspensions weaknesses, but not me. Skin.