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Offline Timbox

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #30 on: 10 October, 2018, 07:58:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Definitely just idle musing about what may be possible. No plans but may go and have a chat with the guys at PDQ or Nitron if I am in the area.

Ah ok. Most of the time I reckon the forks aint bad now, but could improve. Im still curious about the Hyperpro option. Seems weird that Wilbers go with 7.5 oil but Hyperpro with 15, thats quite a difference.
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #31 on: 10 October, 2018, 10:46:03 PM »
What do you not like about Wilbers' fork springs?
Harshness over potholes or wallowing during riding maneuvers (or both)?

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #32 on: 10 October, 2018, 11:02:58 PM »
Well,
I had both and kept the hyperpro. I just could not get a comfortable setting for the wilbers. (Will put the up for sale when I have some more time).
They were fine on pristine roads, but killed my neck on degraded roads, of which Belgium unfortunately has quite a lot.  Potholes were horrible.
Hyperpro's dive too much, because they seem progressive (too soft in the beginning) over a longer part of the spring.
But I'd buy them again if a change is needed. I also had the hyperpro rear spring installed, but I don't really feel a lot of difference with OEM.
I'm no specialist, so I had my dealer set up both sets. He said the Wilbers would perform well on a track, but are way too hard for Belgian roads.
Hyperpro are a bit more compliant, but probably too soft for the extreme curve thrill seekers among you. Me, I just enjoy spirited driving on the highway and b-roads, but I'm not a twisties addict, so I don't need the ultra setup, nor can my neck handle that.

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #33 on: 11 October, 2018, 07:27:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Puccio [+]
What do you not like about Wilbers' fork springs?
Harshness over potholes or wallowing during riding maneuvers (or both)?

Ah, well after R3morf3r's  comments above I might not bother. Yes the Wilbers do seem a little harsh over some surfaces, but actually I'll put up with that then cos I definately dont want any more dive
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #34 on: 11 October, 2018, 07:52:23 AM »
Hi Timbox,

it's a very personal thing, this difference.
I can set up the Hyperpro's so hard it gets painful too. I just have more headroom for softer suspension with them.
At the price they are, trying them out isn't going to ruin you and YMMV, as I am dealing with a sensitive neck.
That's also the reason I'm still looking for the perfect screen. It's either wind noise or turbulence, to solve both is a bit of an issue, when you don't want to move your handlebars more to the front and lower (to tuck in behind the screen), but that is off topic here.

All the Best,

RM