Do you ride two up, then its a bad Ideal.Artman said:Actually, at 150 lbs and a 28'' inseam, I'm looking to have my feet firmy planted. Sure, I love the look of a slammed bike but I don't want to DRASTICALLY degrade the ride. A little will be fine. My 12'' 440s are set at the lightest setting and I NEVER bottom out.
After some more research, it may be my best option to switch to 418s. With that shock, I'll be able to adjust the dampening.
I'm just curious if anyone knows how much ride comfort I would loose by going 1/2'' shorter. Especially at my weight.
Funny. Progressive told me that there would be about a 10% decrease in ride quality which I can live with. I equate that to the stock lowered air shocks that come with the bike. Tesitimonials like yours, however, are far more influential. Thanks.jmorton10 said:I have used both the 12" standard spring 440's & the 11.5" standard spring 440's.
The 12" give a MUCH better ride(Progressive will tell you this also)
Believe me, I really wanted the 11.5's to be awesome. I am 5'6" with about a 29" inseam & I still miss the low seat height of my old 01 Heritage. That extra 1/2" shorter length in the shocks is REALLY noticeable in the ride however & only lowers the seat about 1/4" anyway, so it's definitely not worth it IMHO.Artman said:Tesitimonials like yours, however, are far more influential. Thanks.
Interesting. That's one of the reasons I was thinking about the 418. It sounds like a good mix between 440s and 412s since it has adjustable dampening. But hey, 412's are available for under $200 and it may be worth a try.WaSEEG said:440's worked better in the 12, 12.5 and 13' shocks and recommended the 11.5" 412's.