Need a different feel for your Smashpot? We stock a wide range of rates!
What's My Spring Rate? Spring Rate Calculator (Beta)Use our Smashpot Spring Rate Calculator below to determine your recommended spring rate based on your riding preferences.
It is important to consider where/what you ride the majority of the time for the best recommendation. Each criterion is explained below, and if in doubt or between two choices, go for the lower choice.
Rider Weight: This is your weight fully kitted (including gear & pack). An approximation is fine. Use the toggle to switch between units.
Bike Weight: If you know roughly, great! If not, 33lbs/15kg for a regular bike, 50lbs/23kg for an e-bike. Use the toggle to switch between units.
Terrain Speed: This is a measure of the speeds naturally inherent to the terrain you ride. A moderate downslope with open corners will favour high speeds. Low angle, undulating terrain with a lot of pedalling, or persistent steeps, promotes low speeds.
Rider Level & Aggression: Your ability to attack any given trail, including corners, rough and slippery terrain, and steep sections both short and long.
Strength to Weight Factor: We're not all Olympic athletes. Will an unexpected hard compression throw you off the bike? Can you handle a sustained beating down a 5 minute trail without taking a break?
Jump Size: Consider the size of the jumps you like to ride. Some comparisons:
Small - Street gutters, one or two stairs, green trails.
Medium - Most table tops, small gaps, and head height drops. Think Crank It Up to A-Line.
Rampage - Big gaps, huge step downs, stuff that looks like it should be done on a moto. Red Bull Rampage, FEST Series events, Crabapple Hits, Dreamline, etc.
Preferred Feel: A compliant setup will favour bump sensitivity and be easier on the rider. A stiff setup will favour support but will be more physically demanding on the rider.