Getting the spring rate correct for your shock is extremely important. The spring rate determines whether your shock is or isn’t working in the most effective range for your rider weight.
Q: How do I know if the spring rate is correct for me?
The best and easiest way to determine this is to check your sag. If you’re unsure of how to do so, click HERE. If you are unable to reach the desired amount of sag, your spring rate is incorrect. If the shock is sagging TOO much, you need to go up in spring rate. If the shock is sagging too little, go to a lower spring rate.
Q: Where can I get different spring rates?
It’s a good idea to carry a couple different rate springs with you to suite different riding locations. If you are riding a trail on weekends that’s really rough and technical, it may be a good idea to go up in spring rate for that riding location. Then you can go back down to a lower spring rate for your other trails that aren’t as demanding. You can find different spring rates HERE