Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Any local suspension shop can put in higher rate springs. I'd contact Rich at Sonic Springs for his recommendation for fork springs. Changing the spring in inverted forks takes special tooling and knowledge.
Did you have the sag set for your loaded riding weight? You want about 40 mm of sag...suspension travel from wheel-in-the-air to you on the bike in your riding gear. This is set by the preload adjusters. Because you were bottoming out, and you're 250#, I'd have the preload set to the max. If you still hit bottom, yes new springs are needed.
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