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The single-legged fork must truly withstand heavier bending forces than conventional forks, simply due to physics and asymmetricity. But because of it's different construction, the fork is actually stiffer than most 2-legged. Pros The top is attached like a dual crown downhill fork, which is much stiffer than a single-crown. The wheel axle is one-piece ...
With coil suspension you will need to purchase a new spring that is suited to your weight. Resistance comes from the spring so you need to purchase a heavier and thicker spring for harder suspension. There is usually a preload adjustment for fine tuning resistance but wouldn't change the feel drastically. Most mid-high level suspension brands have a ...
Mine don't click. I have a red twisty on the bottom of right leg. The settings on mine only seem to take effect around the full mark. I back it off from full to suite.
Be careful, you can not use all types of lubricants on suspensions of rear shocks. The reason is that these are subject to high, fast friction and a lot of heat, so you need lubricants that are developed to handle these conditions. It doesn't make sense to advice you an anything in particular, just be careful to buy suspension-specific oil and grease. On a ...
Many forks work that way. I have a Pace fork that would lock in any position. By locking in a compressed position, you get a bit better geometry for climbing (lowers the front end). I doubt that you will hurt the fork riding in a locked/compressed/partially compressed position, but a quick check of you owners manual could probably confirm this.
You didn't say where you live (what country?), so you may not have this particular option for a store, but you could use a 3/8" drive extension: http://www.lowes.com/pd_337346-22328-85817_1z0wcg7__?productId=3380286&pl=1 With a 3/8" drive hex driver: http://www.lowes.com/pd_338623-22328-85226_0__?productId=3387790 (You might also be able to find a ...
From your bike manual: Piston stroke: 37mm Shock (Eye to Eye): 165mm
I've serviced the brain on my 2006 sworks stumpy several times over the past few years, mostly because of the crummy turnaround times from spesh, and the fact that it never makes it through more than half a season before losing lockout etc. And the fact that I'm a mechanical engineer and stupidly tear into anything that breaks thinking I can handle it (half ...
It really depends on the conditions you ride in - wet and muddy or very fine dust may require more frequent tear downs. whether or not you use a shock protector e.g a Lizard Skin IMO use one if you can but your frame may not allow a protector to fit in. the age of the shock and the condition of the wiper seals. Again if the wiper seal is letting ...
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