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Bicycles that have suspension in both the front and rear.

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Can anyone help me identify the model of this Viking mountain bike?

I've had a look online and couldn't find anything on it. I couldn't figure out what model of Viking bike this is, wondering if anyone could help.
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Do carbon MTB frames crack easily?

I have been looking to buy a new full sus mtb (Vitus sommet 29 Cr) and saw that the main frame is carbon fibre with the rear triangle being aluminium. I love the bikes specs and aesthetics but can't ...
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Fox DHX2 servicing, Need advice on oil

looks like DHX2 2021 runs with 4wt oil. If I top it up with 5wt? How silly it would be? Need it done asap so just looking for shortcuts... Thanks in advance
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Replacement for Suntour M2000 fork, 26" wheel

I have an old Apollo Paradox full suspension MTB dating from around 2011. The existing fork is a Suntour M2000 with a 26 inch wheel. I think the travel is 50mm/2 inch Stock photo: What would be a ...
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Cube Stereo 150: Loose fitting bolt makes the entire ride wobbly and dangerous

The issue My 2019 cube stereo 150 rides very wobbly, to the point where it's outright dangerous on speeds above 40km/h. I pinpointed the issue to the lower bolt that connects the springed rear part of ...
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MTB rear triangle specs for given frame / e-bike build

A used 27.5 19" e-bike frame (Bosch motor+battery model) (only front half) is advertised under the brand "Kilimanjaro e-tec 2.0", whatever. Its rear triangle, however, is missing and I ...
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Pivot Bearing Press Fit Tolerances

I have a Privateer 161 mountain bike. Ever since I bought it, most suspension pivot bearings run roughly when pressed into the frame. After the first 3 months I had the bike, I removed some of the ...
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Will suspension pivots freeze in very cold conditions

This question features what looks like a full suspension fat bike. Whilst I don't think rear suspension is useful for a fat bike anyway, one thing occurred to me that I don't know the answer to. Fat ...
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What is this black residue remaining on damper body of rear shock after rides?

About a month ago, I bought a used 2009 Stumpjumper FSR similar to this. It was not used heavily and remains in great condition. Recently however, after medium to long rides, a black residue is left ...
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Striking pedals on a full suspension bike

I just change my old hardtail (Marlin 5-TREK) for a full-suspension bike (Siskiu D7). The bike runs smoothly, but I notice how frequently strike my pedals with the ground and other obstacles. I ...
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Do suspension seatposts work as well as a full suspension MTB?

I used to have department store (Target) MTB that i used for 2 years until it got stolen, i used to ride casually in the city no complaints as of reliability. Want to buy same because we have very ...
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What are the differences between a horizontal suspension and vertical suspension MTB?

Currently, I've got a hardtail mountain bike and love to upgrade to a full suspension one. But when web surfing, I found out there are two types of full suspensions: 1. Vertical Suspension 2. ...
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Damaged full-suspension linkage surfaces - creaking noises

I just got a brand new, high-end aluminium full suspension bike and after the first ride the bottom frame linkage (the big one, near the cranks) started making loud noises (video link with sound). ...
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Rear Shock Size for Felt Virtue 1 2008

I have just bought a 2008 Felt Virtue 1 frame and have no idea of the size of shock I need. Measuring the eye-to-eye length, it looks like 185mm, but how can I work out the stroke length?
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can i get a new suspension kit for a older mongoose XR-75

I've searched but I can't find anything online. Is there a store I can go to or something?
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How to add rear rack to a full suspension bike?

I'd like to carry 20 - 40 pounds or so in panniers on my rear rack. I've carried that much on my hard tail so it's not a problem for the biking itself. The cantilevered rack style that is supported ...
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What are these parts and how to remove them without a tool

Are the two being symmetrical part circled in blue the following picture DU bushings ? How could I remove them without the appropriate tool ?
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Help identifying a vintage Diamondback full suspension MTB

Can anyone help me with identifying a vintage Diamondback full suspension MTB? I know there are a ton of similar requests, but I need parts and I am stuck without the correct model/year of this ...
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Transfer components from a Scott Spark 20 to a Orange Alpine 160

My beloved Scott Spark 20 with an all carbon frame bit the dust after many years. I would like a new bike to rise out of the ashes of the spark and have seen a 2nd had Alpine 160 frame I fancy. Is ...
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Rear rockshox thru axle. How to remove it if skewer got broken off?

Hello, im new here, how can I deal with this issue any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Does shorter shock stroke limit rear travel better than higher shock pressure?

I'm building a full-suspension XC bike for racing technical courses. My frame is built with a leverage ratio such that 45mm of shock stroke corresponds to 130mm of rear travel. 99% of the time, I am ...
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Difference between thick vs thin front suspension?

I visited a bicycle shop a few days ago. I noticed two different types of bikes. One with thick front suspension and the other with thin front suspension. Bike with the thick suspension was more ...
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FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution oil leak :(

I have a FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution LV 184x44mm, which worked fine in the summer, afther the cold weather arrived, and I started to ride under 15C, it started to leak some oil. It was pretty nasty, but I ...
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How to clean my full suspension bike [closed]

I have a full suspension canyon neuron and after each wash, I'm finding that just water doesn't cut it. Does anyone know of any good products to use when cleaning my bike? e.g Mucoff.
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Rear Bike Rack for Full Suspension?

I have a Giant Warp DS3 and id like to get a rear rack but am struggling to find anything decent & compatible. is there such a rack? 2001 Giant Warp DS3 from Bicycle Blue Book.
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How to configure my rear suspension

I recently bought a second hand bike, that got through quite some repairs and testing at a nearby bike store. They fixed some issues and put the bike into cycling condition, as well as changing the ...
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What are the pros and cons of front and rear suspension?

I'm buying a bike for delivery in the suburbs, I need to go over grass/dirt/sidewalks, and sometimes drop down over the kerb back onto the road, and it will be sunny most of the time but I also need ...
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Bushings vs bearings - maintenance difficulty

I consider purchasing a full suspension bike with a linkage using bushings, instead of bearings for the pivots (Ghost Path Riot). A review says: The bushings are said to wear out quick, two to ...
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Pedal kickback on an mtb, what is it?

I have been hearing a bit about pedal kickback recently, but I do not quite understand whAt it is. What is pedal kickback and how can I use it to my advantage (if that's possible). Thanks.
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Can I upgrade my XC bike with a full-suspension, carbon fiber MTB frame?

I want to have a full-suspension bike, but since I already have a XC bike with very light, high-end components, I thought it might be cheaper to buy a new frame that supports rear suspension, buy a ...
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Is Megavalanche suitable for beginners?

I have a huge desire to attend on Megavalanche in France, but I don't know if I am good enough. I don't ride park and only do descents from the local mountains where you "need" a full suspension bike (...
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Rear Suspension Setup

So the situation is, about six months ago I got myself my first full sus trail bike Trek Fuel ex7. For the most part, loving it. Over that time I've had a number of spills, the most recent resulting ...
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How to maintain Suntour XCR Air RL-R (remote lockout air/oil) front fork?

My bike is fairly new (1000 km) however I am worried about accumulation of dirt/scratches on the front fork. I've looked at Suntour foam rings however could not find anything. Is this because ...
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Need some help with suspension on Mongoose Salvo Comp FS

I'm 14 years old and have been riding for a year on a Mongoose Salvo Comp full-suspension that was bought second hand and in perfect condition. The bike is great but after riding a friend's bike, I ...
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Should a new rear shock be building oil in the shaft?

I've ridden my new bike (first full suspension I own) for about 150km now and I'm seeing some oil building over the O-ring in the shaft. It's a lot more oil than what you normally see on a front ...
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Inside of my full suspension bike pivots is cracked!

Is this normal? I just noticed it when I was cleaning my bike after a long day downhill mtb. Are those screws? Thanks for any replies.
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full suspension whole/frame only mountain bike box dimensions

i am planning to buy a full suspension whole or frame only mountain bike (commencal meta am v4.2). what boggles me is the dimensions of the box when it is shipped because the shipping price is really ...
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Cannondale super v 700 with a bad Headshock

This is my 3rd headshock that has gone bad..I was told to replace it with a new fork rather than try to fix it. I need help picking out a new fork that's not too expensive or tell me how to fix the ...
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How often should rear suspension frame linkages be serviced?

I recently (2015) purchased my first full-suspension mountain bike. As time goes by it is increasingly making creaking noises when I climb. Initially I thought it was the press fit bottom bracket ...
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What are the considerations before buying a Full Suspension bike (India)?

I am planning on buying a new Full-Suspension Bike withing few months specially to use in hilly terrain. So far I've been to few hills around my home town, they are roughly 100-400 meters high. What ...
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When to replace FS bearings?

I know that when a fork stops working plushly, it should be serviced in order to escape permanent damage. When a chain is noisy, it should be oiled, and when it is worn - replaced - again to prevent ...
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What are the effects of different types of rear shock installation on full-suspension bikes?

I've been looking at full-suspension mountain and trail bikes lately, and I've noticed that the rear shock can come in a few different configurations: It can be installed roughly vertically, between ...
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Dual crown fork or not?

I currently own a 2015 GT Verb Expert. And after watching a Red Bull rampage video I started wondering can I put a 200mm fork on my Verb Expert. Or does my head tube need to be more angled. And is it ...
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Full Suspension MTB or just a new Frame

Currently I have a hard tail that I love, but I know that as I get more into mountain biking I'm probably going to want to upgrade. But I'm still pretty new to the trails. I'm wondering which you all ...
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Is Specialized brain something unique or are its variations common?

I am looking into getting a full suspension mountain bike. Specialized touts their brain system and I'm wondering if is this some unique technology that they have or are at least more advanced at ...
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Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?

I read an article on full suspension bikes, explaining antisquat and pedal kickback. They say the bicycle is the only vehicle, where the gear affects the suspension characteristics. This is great, ...
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Suspension not bouncy raleigh activator 2 [duplicate]

Hi i got a preowned raleigh activator 2 with front suspension and rear tube dampening system but the front and back suspensions dont seem as bouncy as i thought is there a way to get them to do their ...
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Overmountain bike to downhill bike

I have a overmountain bike (Cannondale Trigger Lefty 27.5) with 140mm travel but I was wondering whether I can make a downhill bike out of it because I really want to ride downhill. The shock I have ...
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why has my fox rear shocks adjusting lever popped out?

as i put in my title my fox rear shocks mode adjuster and rebound adjuster has popped out and exposed a little metal ball, I can no more adjust my rear shock but don't know why this has happened. Can ...
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Resources for suspension setup and tuning? [closed]

I recently aquired a full suspension bike. However, I have had a hard time finding resources which tell me comprehensive strategies for setting up the suspension (Air pressure, adjustment, dial ...
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