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    Yet Another Procycle Spring Review

    Like most of my extracurricular purchases, I usually have to wait until an "I can't afford not to" kinda deal comes along to pull the trigger. A fellow forum member posted a set of Procycle fork springs (.70kg) and a Procycle rear spring (19kg) last week and I hopped on it. The price after shipping ended up being $132.

    It took about an hour to install both the fork springs and the rear spring. Because I wanted to get an idea of how the springs themselves improved handling, I didn't do anything extra with the forks--just unscrewed the caps, fished out the old springs and spacers, and dropped the new springs in. No flushing, adjusting oil level, etc. The rear spring I set to the lowest preload.

    I am only 150-155lbs so I was worried that the springs might be too heavy. They aren't. The front is spot on and the rear is just a little stiff, but with a possible swingarm extention on the horizon and once its loaded down with gear I think its going to be just fine.

    The initial impression is nothing short of spectacular. The biggest problem I noticed before was loss of traction when headed uphill on washboard, I didn't realize how much the mushy suspention was affecting virtually every aspect of handling, from cornering on the street to mild off-road on level ground.

    I'm sure massive gains can be had from just tuning the stock components (adjusting spacers, correct level/weight of oil), but if the improvement is this good from just swapping springs, I can't imagine how good a properly tuned setup with emulators, etc. would be. Even if you had to pay list price of $250 plus shipping for the springs it would still be worth is 5x over.
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    Thanks for the review. If you are stoked about springs, you'd be over the moon with emulators. They are the best mod for the TW hands down, followed by a seat concepts.
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