I am 225 lbs (102 Kilos), dressed in boots and riding jacket/pants (no helmet). I might add that, even after the Sachs shocks were ten years old I never felt the need to use any of the highest settings. When I installed the Ikon shocks, I passed the old ones on to a friend who bought a Vintage with lowered suspension (which made it steer like a truck). He is happily running them with the same settings I preferred (we are of similar weight). He likes it better than the sportier setup on mine, as he prefers a softer ride.