For the record I run a green ti spring, so the broken blue was useless to me except for the $100+ I could get for it. My question is though, is it still usable? I would like to sell it to get a little extra paypal money(aka bike fund). I must have ran the preload all the way out, i.e. not enough to touch the spring, causing the last upper coil to break off on a hard landing or something. Not entirely sure though, because there was enough preload to keep the spring from falling apart inside the stanchion. When I took the top cap off to change springs, I proceeded to pull the spring out and the top coil fell off. I took a green steel, and the broken blue ti, and stood them next to each other on a flat, level table. Doing so, theoretically they should be the same height. So, in the picture you can see the actual amount of length lost. Link to picture is below. It appears that somewhere around ~5mm have been lost in spring length. Is this enough to affect travel? If not, will the spring cause damage inside the stanchion by way of not having a flat "seating coil" on one end? I imagine it would be okay to use it still, perhaps requiring a few more clicks of preload to initially engage the spring. I have some nice, large i.d. heat shrink that I use on my 40 springs to deaden the rattle. I could wrap the broken end in it to have some sort of protection over the sharp edge. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/9294022/ Unrelated - Called Fox when I discovered this(2+ months ago), and they replaced it with a brand new green ti spring. All done over the phone, didn't ask for pictures, serial number, purchase date, nothing. Didn't pay anything, not even a dime for shipping. That's some damn good after-purchase customer support, if I do say so myself. Enough to keep my business. If any Fox people are listening, thanks again!