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    Frustration / confusion...

    I ordered my Parker from Jensonusa.com. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow. I asked the salesman which spring the Domain came with and he said it was a "Firm" spring which should be good for riders over 200#. I had my doubts b/c what stock bike comes with a firm spring these days? Most bikers I know are beanpoles.

    I decided to call Jamis today for some reassurance. They said that the Parker ships with a medium spring. I D/L'd the Rockshox coil spring chart and it says that the firm spring is for riders 180-200. The Extra Firm is for 200+.

    I'm a little pissed

    I'm hoping to get some good riding in this week, but with a mushy fork...bleh! I overnighted the extra firm which should be here tomorrow or wednesday.

    Cost me an extra $10 on shipping (which wasn't nearly as bad as I thought) but at least I'll have it. Now I hope the extra firm isn't too stiff. I'm about 205 w/o gear, so I figure if I have a pack on...the extra firm will be on the stiff side of adequate.

    Given the fact that I'm using it for mainly urban riding...I'll probably be happy with it. I just don't want to get it and find that I needed the "firm" instead of "extra firm". That's another $50!

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    Too bad you didn't have the info straight from Jamis before you talked to the Jenson sales guy - - then you could've grilled him about the info discrepancy. Ah well . . . anxious to read your thrash tests when you get a chance to take it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by ed
    Given the fact that I'm using it for manly urban riding...
    fixed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
    "Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

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    Its too bad the industry doesn't train its reps better. I like Jenson, but the rep should have been able to do the work you did.

    Urban riding eh, don't spill ur Starbucks on your shifters.
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    I'm not gnar core enough to hang with Santiago.

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