I just bought a mountain bike with a Suntour XCM fork with lockout.
Being a BSO rider, this is my first ever bike with a lockout on the fork. I will be riding trails, but most of my riding will be in an urban setting.
The fork bobs and steals energy while I'm riding, so I figure I'll have it locked out while I'm on pavement.
I ride aggressively, and I occasionally hit potholes.
My previous bike was a rigid steel BSO. It took some hard hits while street riding, but nothing ever happened to it.
This brings me to my question: How strong is the thingy that locks out the fork? Will it break if the front wheel takes a hard hit while the fork is locked out?