So i have a pair of this years rockshox 120mm recon gold tk coil sprung forks that came with my first bike. I'm pretty light, currently a little over ten stone and with the preload dial all the way off i reckon i get about 20% sag in my "attack" position.
I've tried to keep a track of where the o ring moves up to over my rides in the last month or so and in a non-scientific manner, i dont think it's ever moved more than 80mm up the leg post ride, about 2/3 rds of the length from fork body to the bit below the headset (dont know the technical terms!). Admittedly most of the local stuff is pretty tame but with the preload dial off there seems to be a rattle or "looseness" there at (my) top speed downhill that isn't present with a few clicks of the dial on, is that the spring rattling around?
So am i not getting my full travel because i'm light and the spring is too stiff or do i just need to mtfu and go faster/find some big drops to huck off or is this just how it works?
I'm sure i remember reading that you want to bottom out your fork every once in a while to know that your are set up using your full travel for your local riding but i guess thats not happening?
am i missing the point?