Red Duke Rider Posted July 4, 2008 Report Share Posted July 4, 2008 I'm looking to learn an empirical/scientific based methodology to determine the correct shock and fork spring(s) for my bike. I am intentionally not going to mention my bike or my weight - just that my riding style can best be described as aggressive twisty riding. I have consulted with all of the suspension "gurus" - Race Tech, Traxxion, Jim Lindemann, Phil Douglas, etc. I have had shock spring rate recommendations anywhere from 950 #/in to 1400 #/in for the same bike and parameters. My shock is a Penske double adjustable by the way. I run that on all my bikes. Surely there has to be some sort of semi-scientific method to determine the optimum spring rate. After all, the springs are the building blocks of a suspension system. Most all of the articles seem to be focused on compression and rebound damping and do little to address whether you have the correct spring to begin with. So far all I have come up with is Andrew Trevitt's "Sportbike Suspension Tuning". I'm not looking for a particular spring rate recommendation (hence why I don't mention which bike or my weight) - I'm looking for a way to determine the parameters for calculating the correct spring rate for both the shock and the fork springs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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