SonicSprings.comThe question of single rate vs progressive springs is an interesting one.
I bought sonic single rate springs for my wee. Recently a friend challenged me on that decision; "why not progressives?". I couldn't answer. "'Cause that's what everyone else uses." Is the best I could come up with.
Not necessary, but helpful. You can try just springs and oil first and see how that is for your riding. Add emulators if you think you need them....Are emulators or intimidators neccessary with a sring upgade? I'm 215 lbs. Mostly country bumpy roads, but always looking for those fire roads.
It's the "landing off big jumps" that's the crucial difference. (Well, that and the fact that it's a four wheel vehicle). Totally changes the sorts of compromises you need to make....A friend of mine is racing ATV, and we're seeing a lot of multi-springs setup. Basicaly, instead of getting custom-made progressive rate springs, they combine 2-3-4 springs with different rate at the same time. As MX ATV have less suspension travel than mx bikes , they need that kind of setup to get plush suspension on the first few inchs, will being stiff enough to allow the landing of big jumps...
What? I haven't even posted in this thread.As soon as I made my mind up Greywolf has to go and screw it all up again. Fortunately I can't afford his new set up. I'll be giving Rich a call soon. It sure would be nice to ride 2 different bikes, 1 with straight springs & 1 with progressives, just to feel the difference.:yikes:
GW - Sonic better than Progressive springs?? Even if it's just your opinion,...Relax then. Sonic springs alone improved the stock suspension 90% of what the Traxxions did for under 10% of the money. If I rode off pavement though, the numbers could be a lot different.