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Then at 230 lbs I would probably be able to bottom a stock Gen 1 fork. I have a Gen 2, so a bit different. Also has progressive springs inthe fork.
 

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Gen2 helps a bit, 2014.5+ gen2 helps more as does spring swaps. Ideally you want to use all available travel on a typical ride; when setting the sag or swapping springs on our race bikes we'd put zap straps around the inners and go for a ride to ensure we were using full travel

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If a race bike doesn't bottom the suspension 'lightly' at least a few times every race it means the suspension is beating up the rider more than necessary, most of the time.
If a trail bike doesn't lightly bottom the suspension a few times a month, it means its rider is getting more beat up than necessary, more often than necessary, most of the time.

IMO.
 
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If a race bike doesn't bottom the suspension 'lightly' at least a few times every race it means the suspension is beating up the rider more than necessary, most of the time.
If a trail bike doesn't lightly bottom the suspension a few times a month, it means its rider is getting more beat up than necessary, more often than necessary, most of the time.
Interesting philosophy. Never heard that before but it makes a lot of sense.

The suspension is there to use, so use it!
 
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