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Old 03-30-10, 09:45 PM
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Just got this in the mail.

My fiance's 2010 specialized myka fsr came with a defective rock shox tora la femme, she actually flew over the handle bars when she hit a pretty good size root because fork locked out on it's own so I took the bike to my lbs and show them what the problem was, when the owner called the customer service they told him that they were back ordered on the la femme and it won't be arriving anytime soon. So the lbs owner told the customer service rep that wasn't an acceptable answer and they need it to do something about it so customer rep told the owner that he would send something else under warranty, so they called me from the shop today and told me that fork has arrived and bring the bike over when I did I was pleasantly surprised that they send this one.

http://www.sram.com/node/66/src/cat/brand/rockshox/

So my question is my fiance only weighs about 110lbs do you guys think spring in this fork is to firm? should I replace it with something lighter or should I just leave it alone?
I don't want her to pull another supergirl on me coming down some hill because fork is not performing properly.
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Old 03-31-10, 04:53 AM
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Don't worry, once you marry her, she'll gain a ton of weight.


Great score, btw. That was super customer service by the lbs owner.
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Don't worry, once you marry her, she'll gain a ton of weight.


Great score, btw. That was super customer service by the lbs owner.
Lol, she better not.

Yeah I love my lbs. I've been with them for years, we ride together and I hang out with them at the shop pretty much everyday.

Shop called Bike connection, if you guys in Los Angeles and around Sherman Oaks area stop by you'll probably see me there.
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Don't worry, once you marry her, she'll gain a ton of weight.


Great score, btw. That was super customer service by the lbs owner.

HA! Sometimes the truth can be a harsh mistress.

As far as the fork goes, she's borderline. I'd have her ride it and see if she complains (specifically about the fork- she'll always complain about something, being female). Either way, it's not gonna cause her to take a header- at worst, she'd probably complain about large bump performance.
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I would imagine she should be on the softest spring, if they're still doing the three firmness levels.
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Don't worry, once you marry her, she'll gain a ton of weight.


well played!

p.s. i think the springs are set for about a 145lb rider?
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Thanks for the replies guys, and lucky for me that she is like one of the guys, she never complains and does all the things I like to do I can truly say I am one of the a few lucky ones. And I can pretty much guarantee that she won't be getting fat either, so I'm good.

And I decided to leave the fork the way it is, she'll be just fine with it. When we go out we usually do a fire road climb so it'll probably help her if she keeps it open and descends are usually on a non technical single track with a few rocks and roots thrown here and there.
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