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    My Fox Fork is set to 125mm, but the negative spring is overpowering the positive, causing it to only be set at 105mm. The fork is 2 years old, and I only do five-6 footers usually to a landing, on a hardtail. I weigh 95 lbs, and am running the purple spring. Any ideas?

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    Sorry I can't help you, but 95 lbs? Are you female, or a growing male? I need to meet someone who can teach me to do drops, I'm not comfortable with more than 1.5 feet yet.

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    squeaks - Master the biggest drops you feel safe on, then move up a bit.
    Pop the front wheel up, kinda bunny hop out if you can, land on rear wheel, then go down onto front.

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    Unless there is a tranny.
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    And it seems that what this guy drops to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeaks
    Sorry I can't help you, but 95 lbs? Are you female, or a growing male?
    I'm 12 years old
    I fly down the trail,
    at speeds exceeding any other.
    the speed is 10mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javajumper
    I'm 12 years old
    Fork is 2 years old?...

    Fox fork at the age of ten? You are living the dream of almost everyone of this forum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindbogger
    Fork is 2 years old?...

    Fox fork at the age of ten? You are living the dream of almost everyone of this forum...
    got it used in 2004
    I fly down the trail,
    at speeds exceeding any other.
    the speed is 10mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javajumper
    got it used in 2004
    Has it been serviced recently?
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    Yeah, no clue how the last owner treated it. Unless he's someone you know personally and saw how he rode it before you bought it. Outside of that, I'd say it'd be really hard for a 95 lb person to get full travel out of a 125mm fork anyway. I weigh 130 and can't bottom out my 100mm Marzocchi.

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    i weigh around 110 and im 14 and i bottom out my 100mm zokey. im looking at the Z1

    EDIT: cryogenic, i just read that you have the same fork i have. the MZ COMP. it bottoms out just on little 4 stairs and i want to do this 7 stair at my school but im worried about the fork. i weigh more than 20 pounds less than you and i bottom out? i put the preload all the way up but it hardy makes a difference and still bottoms out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by javajumper
    I'm 12 years old
    And too young to legally be here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    And too young to legally be here
    haha youre right. but hey if you were 12 when the internet was around you'd do it. i did
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    i weigh around 110 and im 14 and i bottom out my 100mm zokey. im looking at the Z1

    EDIT: cryogenic, i just read that you have the same fork i have. the MZ COMP. it bottoms out just on little 4 stairs and i want to do this 7 stair at my school but im worried about the fork. i weigh more than 20 pounds less than you and i bottom out? i put the preload all the way up but it hardy makes a difference and still bottoms out.
    I do stairs on mine and can't say I've had any problems with the fork bottoming out, actually... I have the preload wide open (soft as it'll go) and I've done various combinations of stairs with no problems (aside from pulling the front brake too hard with the wheel turned and bailing). I'm not really sure why yours would be bottoming and mine isn't. The only difference seems to be that I have my preload set cranked all the way to the left (wide open) and yours is cranked down to the right from what i can tell. Have you tried it both ways? I know generally lighter riders need less preload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    haha youre right. but hey if you were 12 when the internet was around you'd do it. i did
    Joe can get shut down for having kids under 13 here.

    http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Joe can get shut down for having kids under 13 here.

    http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm
    hey 12 year old get lost. well beat u up
    getting the site shut down is the last thing we need
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    hey 12 year old get lost. well beat you up
    getting the site shut down is the last thing we need
    That's how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Joe can get shut down for having kids under 13 here.

    http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm
    actually, no he cant. because to sign up for the site, everyone must swear that they are at least 13 years old. if he misrepresented himself in the membership agreement, then that absolves the webmaster of guilt. it becomes the parents fault for not monitoring the child's use of their computer.

    (B) making personal information collected from a child by a website or online service directed to children or with actual knowledge that such information was collected from a child, publicly available in identifiable form, by any means including by a public posting, through the Internet, or through...

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    But if the webmaster is made aware that the person is in fact under 13, then there may be possible repercussions.

    Sorry kid! Please come back when you make it to 13.
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