hey does anybody know if a hydraulic lockout can be used with a remote?

like if a bicycle has an option of remote lockout.

does that mean the remote has been added to mechanical or hydraulic lockout?

its confusing as the remote lockout itself is not a type of lockout but just a remote added to an existing lockout technology like hydraulic or mechanical. but which one of the two is it is what i wanna know

  • Is English a second language as this question is hard for me to follow?
    – paparazzo
    Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 18:37
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    from the tags, it's a front suspension fork with lockout, and there's a hydraulic option with some forks. We have an answer to 'how does that work', and I think it's probably a dupe
    – Móż
    Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 19:59

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Remote as a general term means "controlling from a distance".

From that perspective it can work with either hydraulic or mechanical lockout. It is a separate entity to the lockout and is just a way of controlling it from, say the handlebars.


As far as I'm aware, remote lockout is only compatible with a hydraulic lockout system.

A mechanical lockout requires the fork to be completely extended in order to lock it, which is generally not the case when you're on the bike.


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