WHEN YOU WIN OR LOOSE BY 0.01 SECONDS - EVERY GRAM COUNTS
The Nuke Proof Shockwave Titanium spring is the Ultimate in coil spring technology and the must have upgrade for any coil sprung mountain bike. Saving weight is mega important, even for today's downhillers where acceleration out of corners and along flat sections can win or lose a race. Today many Freeride and all mountain riders are moving back to coil shocks as they just cant get that 'buttery smooth' feeling out of an Air shock and for these riders Ti is the solution for the best performance with minimal weight.
Benefits of the Nuke Proof Ti Spring:
Light weight - up to 33% lighter than the equivalent steel spring.
High frequency response and improved suspension dynamics
Longer fatigue life than a steel spring which can go 'Dead'
Make you look like pro!
The Nuke Proof Ti Spring has a 36mm inside diameter and will fit most oversize shocks including, Fox DHX coil, Manitou Swinger, Revox Coil and Progressive 5th Coil.
How do I choose the correct size?
There are three important things you need to know about your set-up:
The Stroke of your shock - This is the actual travel of the shock itself. To measure this, measure the visible part of the shock shaft in Inches 1" = 25.4mm (This is the part that disappears as the shock compresses)
The Maximum Spring Free length that your shock will take. To do this wind the preload off completely and measure from the inside of the spring collar to the inside of the preload nut.
Spring rate in Lbs. - Spring rate refers to the stiffness of the spring and will vary due to rider weight, riding style/discipline, Leverage ratio of the bike, and suspension design. As a general rule you are trying to achieve the correct amount of sag. Sag is the amount your suspension travels when you're sitting on your seat, feet on your pedals and hands on the bars. This should be around 1/3 of the total travel on a DH bike and 1/4 of the total travel on an XC All mountain bike (This can vary due to suspension design and personal preference)
Once you have established the answer to 1,2,3 you need to choose your spring using the following rules.
Spring Stroke should be Equal to or Greater than Stroke of the shock
Spring Length should be less than the Max Free length of the shock (This is so the spring physically fits)
Spring Rate should be correct to suit your body weight, bike and riding style
Example: If your stroke is 2.8", your rate is 450Lbs and your max free length is 165mm. You need - 3" x 450Lbs x 162mm i.e - If you dont see a spring that has the exact stroke of your shock you can use a spring with a longer stroke, as long as the free length will fit