- Vorsprung Smashpot – fitted.
I’ve got one for my 160mm 2018 Lyrik, fitted by TF. I’m approx 88kg kitted so they have suggested a 55lbs spring.
I’ve been out on it today, and it really doesn’t feel good, way too harsh as it feels that the spring is too hard and ramps up really quickly even with the bottom out thing fully open. In fact on a set of trails where i normally get 140-150mm travel uses, I managed 72mm today! I’m not quite 100% back from an injury, but even so I would have expected to get through most of the travel on some sections.
Calling TF tomorrow, who are great to deal with, so hopefully they can resolve. But there’s so much ramp up, I’m thinking I could drop to a 50lb or even 45lb. Anyone else surprised by the ramp up? In open mode I was expecting it to be much more linear than it is.Posted 8 months ago
after giving mine a few runs down my local jump spot/drop-off spot at the weekend, i can confirm that i will be going with a 10lbs lighter spring than the chart recommends.
I’m still running only 3 clicks from fully soft on the HBO, and getting only 20mm away from full travel (180mm fork) on sketchy landings.
I will have come down from 60lbs, to 55, then now will order up the 50lbs to check that out. Fork feels plush and active, but def oversprung still.
The Vorsprung charts are WAY off (at least in the 50-60lbs range)Posted 8 months agoschmungMember
I got a 45lb fitted to my pike (which already had a FAST 3 way damper), which is right according to the first version of the charts, but should be 40 according to the 2nd. Rode it for a few weeks, but felt it was too harsh, sothen got a 40 which I found really horrible in berms etc – had to dial in a load more LSC which ruined the small bump. Back to the 45 spring now but with the LSC wound almost right out and it feels about right. Still haven’t bottomed the thing, but it feels great for most stuff, so pretty happy.
I’m about 10-10.5 stone or thereabouts.
I do get a slight clunk when I completely unweighted the fork sometimes, but I can’t work out the source of it- everything is done up to torque spec inside.Posted 8 months ago
hi this is kind of why i asked about the bottom out setting. i feel i’m not getting max travel but the sag is right. it’s fantastic off the top, roots etc took it to the bike park on saturday but it was only the tamer trail open due to snow. wondering if my spring is correctPosted 8 months ago
Yes i’m 80kgs fully kitted up, 150mm fox and their new table says 50lbs. I’m pretty peeved and this is gonna cost me another 70 quid to get it working as it should . Vorsprung said there is a theoretically a 9% difference in spring rate between springs.
I didn’t fit it myself. it’s an easy job to to just pop out the old spring and put in the new one?Posted 8 months ago
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