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Progressive versus linear spring rate

warwickwarwick Posts: 12
edited February 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
I've got a Curnutt XTD Air shock on my new downhill bike, and there's a control that lets me choose either a progressive spring rate or a linear one. Any thoughts on what would be the best setting for a harsh, fast track like Fort William?


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    both. it depends on what you like.

    a progressive will ramp up while a linear will not.

    what did you have on the last DH bike? or what was the bike as it may be best to start with what you are used to.

    do you have scans of the charts?

    as a lot depends on where one starts or finished compared to the other ( the resistance forces can not be the same at both ends.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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