Put on a new front tire today, also added a rim lock. Added the rim lock as I’ve been running 5psi on the front tire, and wanted the security that the bead is not going to slip off the rim. Went with the Bridgestone M203. This front tire has more air volume compared to the other 70/100 - 19” Front tires, which helps absorbing bumps going over rocks, roots, etc.
Also, the tire is about 1 inch taller than the Michelin star cross 5 so this should also help with the attack angle, rolling over objects.
Also, I removed the extra firm spring I recently added to the front fork tube as it was a little too stiff, but I did add a portion of the extra firm spring at the very bottom of the spring stack to make the front suspension a little bit more progressive when it comes closer to the end of the stroke. Also the stock springs that come with the DNM volcano, are not quite long enough, even when you fully engage the preload, so this helps with keeping the Fork tubes from sagging just from the weight of the bike. My most recent ride in the mountains, riding Enduro I could tell when I was descending down mountains the front suspension was sagging way too much due to the springs being slightly too short, although the spring rate feels about right in conjunction with the added the two stage compression and two stage rebound stack.
Will be hitting the same Enduro trails this Friday and getting that new front tire was a must because the bike has actually washed out a couple of times on me recently at slower speeds due to the knobby’s being rounded off.