I'm 14st (add riding kit to that) and am faffing around trying to get a CCDB "just-right" on my Five.
I've tried 650lb and 550lb springs.
550 felt better and achieved that "is my back tyre flat?" feeling that's often described BUT it bottoms out a little too frequently on relatively small stuff (maybe 3 foot drop to flat)
Yes, I could notch-up the HSC to stop it but I'd like to know about any practical experience of this vs a bigger spring.
The 650 spring needs a LOT of HSR to tame it (it did buckeroo me off during first set-up run with recommended starting settings) and it feels like riding a hardtail at times.
Sag can be accomodated with more/less preload on either, and yes I could always try a 600 lb spring but before I do...
The exam question is : Pros & cons of more HSC vs bigger spring on CCDB, discuss...