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Questions tagged [suspension]

The specialized system(s) of a bicycle that insulate a rider from rough terrain.

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What are the pros and cons of suspension seats and suspension handlebars?

The title says it all, but I’ll add more specifics to give a better understanding of my particular situation. I am a on-road commuter with little-to-no dirt roads in my routes, many of the roads are ...
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Can't fit damper back into suspension forks

I'm driving myself mad here trying to fix this. I work in a local bike rental / repair store, and took apart a bike's Suntour NEX 4610 V4 (2012?) forks from one of the rental bikes - now I can't fit ...
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How to adjust RST fork travel?

Today I own a RST Champ fork with 100mm of travel. After doing some research I found that there are 3 travel options 80mm, 100mm and 120mm. I also find out that the adjustment is done by adding or ...
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Failure modes for suspension forks, air and coil

An air suspension fork on one of my bikes starts showing its age: noticeable play, scratches on stanchions etc. It has not become less smooth and does not leak air so far, however. I am starting to ...
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Front wheel shifting left on braking with new front shock and fender install

I have a specialized turbo electric bike and just had the shop put in a rock shox paragon front suspension. They didn't have the rotor size adapter for the disc brakes so they swapped my 180mm rotor ...
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Do kits that allow me to add lockout to my shock exist?

I have a (within last year) rockshox Deluxe R rear shock on my bike, on some hills I would like the added stiffness of a locked out shock. Do upgrade kits to add lockout exist or would I need to buy ...
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Suggestions for a commuter bike with 20 inch wheels and suspension? [closed]

Got my Raleigh Shopper stolen (thieves are so desperate nowadays), and looking for a similar replacement. Could anyone suggest the best search query to search for similar bikes (Raleigh, BSA, ...
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Relation of rebound setting and pedal choice

I used to ride clipless pedals all my MTB life and have recently switched to flat pedals because I feel that having my feet free makes me experiment more with my riding technique and progress faster. ...
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Extraterrestrial thing found in my suspension fork!

I have recently disassembled my suspension fork and found an extraterrestrial piece of rubber in the coil spring. After some highly accurate measuring it was safe to say that this rubber piece is ...
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Can I remove one spring from my suspension fork?

my new below-entry-level MTB came with a basic coil-spring front suspension, with 2 super firm/rigid springs. 2 new soft springs would cost like $50, so I was wondering, can you simply remove a spring ...
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Why doesn't my suspension fork rebound after being compressed?

I use a RockShox SID suspension. After using it for a while I noticed the suspension has not been rising back out on its own. I have to lift the front fork of the bike for the suspension to go back to ...
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Any good 80-90mm travel forks?

My bike came with an 80mm travel fork. I haven't found any 80mm fork online; the lowest travel is 100mm. I asked the support team if I can install a 100mm fork in it and they said it would void the ...
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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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How do I adjust the Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 (mtb fork)?

The fork has no labels on the adjusters. I don't know what's what. I checked their website for manuals, and they always mention removable top caps. But as you can see in the photo that these are not ...
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Commencal META AM v4.2

I'm looking to purchase this bike, I'd like to know if it has lockout suspension but I can't seem to find it on the SPECS section. Is there something that I'm missing?
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Correct spring for 2018 RockShox XC30

I just got a new Cannondale Trail a few weeks ago (March 2018) and it came with RockShox XC30 100mm travel 29" wheel front fork. I'm heavier than the average rider so I need the XFirm spring for it. ...
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What is the twin-link four bar suspension designs trying to solve?

In another answer on suspension spring load calculations, @Criggie provided some examples of different suspension designs, 1) the standard four-bar, and 2) the twin-link four-bar: Clearly there ...
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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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Suntour Raidon 27.5+ 120mm air fork

i woke up this morning to my suspension feeling really odd. It is really hard to push down and stays down until I lift my wheel off the ground. What makes it even weirder is that it is making a noise ...
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In shop maintenance - Specialized

I have been riding less than 6 months, mainly commuting to and from work. I got a Specialized Crosstrail Sport 2017. Now, when I bought the bike, they suggested I bring it in every 3 months for ...
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Is there any way i can add progressiveness to my suspension, even though it is not compatible with standard tokens?

Off the back of my last question, is there any way i could be able to add some progressiveness to my suspension, maybe i could retrofit tokens or something of the like. Thanks.
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Can I use Rockshox tokens with my Sektor fork? (Fuel EX 5)

I would like to experiment with ramp control with tokens but I cannot find out if my fork is compatible with the regular Rockshox tokens, is it too low end?? Thanks.
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Suspension fork top caps

I bought second-hand mountain type bike. Everything is fine, however, front suspension fork is missing top caps. As I currently don't posses the chance to visit bike repair shop (and have no other ...
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2014 RockShox Pike RC oil recommendation

I'm getting a lot of conflicting information regarding the volume of oil for the lowers on this 2014 RockShox Pike RC w/ charger damper. Can anyone confirm the correct quantity of 0W-30? Is there a ...
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Can I use a 700c suspension fork on a 27.5" frame?

I have an old hybrid which is a 700c with a front suspension fork which I don't use any more. Could I swap that fork over to my new 27.5" bike? My main concern is the wheel size differences.
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Upgrading suspension fork

I am currently thinking of upgrading my suspension for to something like a Rock Shox. This is the bike I have: https://www.cyclerepublic.com/catalog/product/view/id/4535/s/voodoo-bantu-650b-mens-...
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How do I know if a given hardtail mtb frame is 'supposed' to have suspension forks?

How do I know if a given hardtail MTB frame is supposed to have suspension forks? I read somewhere that if you want to convert a suspension bike to a rigid you need 'suspension corrected' forks which ...
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What kind of suspension do I have and how do I make it more soft? (I'm quite small)

My suspension is very stiff, I would like to know why and how to make it better for my size. My bike is a 24" Muddy-Fox Impact hard tail. I went to a trail with friends and they were OK but I was not, ...
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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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Ways to protect suspension from wear

I'm looking at getting front suspension for my bike for long (several months +) off-road tours (think Great Divide). I was thinking about whether it would prevent requiring maintenance/servicing to ...
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Pros and cons of progressive suspension?

I am interested in what makes progressive suspension better (or worse) than normal suspension setup. I'm not after an explanation of what progressive suspension is or how it works but I'm interested ...
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New front forks

Looking to replace my front forks for my Scott Scale 30 (2006) - the forks are tapered - any idea how the layperson can work out how to find what forks would be compatible with the bike?
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Is the FOx TALAS 32 RLC suitable for reasonable jumps, ligh DH?

Here is the details of the suspension: FOx TALAS 32 RLC At the end it sais, that INTENDED USE is XC, AM. Not exactly sure what AM means, I have a few light enduro trails nearby, and the biggest jump ...
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what rebound setting on my fork does

Let me get this straight. If I turn the knob to the left it reacts faster. If I turn the kob to the right it's slower
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Norco 7.1 charger with rockshox 30 gold tk. Can I upgrade to rebas

I want to upgrade my norco 7.1 charger 2015 to use RockShox Reba RL Solo Air. 1) is this better fork than mine 2) Does it accept tokens 3) Is there limit as to how long a fork I can put on the ...
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Play in the suntour front suspension of my raleigh hybrid bike, what exactly is the problem? can i repair on my own?

I have a Raleigh Misceo 700c bike, and recently I can feel some play in the front suspension. At first I thought it was from the headset, so I did some adjustment by tightening the screw on the top ...
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Frozen Fork on 2011 Diamondback MTB

I have a frozen fork on a 2011 Diamondback Response MTB. It worked fine when I purchased it back then and was riding it regularly. It has sat in storage for the past 5 years and is now frozen. Can I ...
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Using 5wt suspension oil as lower leg bath

I did a lower leg service on my Rockshox Revelation RC3 2016. Problem is when I added oil to the lower leg on re-assembly I used 5wt oil instead of 15wt oil. Will the 5wt oil have enough lubricity ...
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Testing standards for inverted Forks

I've worked on an inverted fork / upside down fork prototype. The way it is different from the ones out there is at the drop-outs, or well at the axle mounts. Now to see if it'll actually be safe for ...
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My bike suspension is very stiff how can I make it looser

My ozone 500 ultra shock mountain bike suspension is very stiff how can I make it looser I've tried oil ,wd-40 ,and other things please help me my bike is so bouncy
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Why does RockShox say you shouldn't use a bolt on axle on their fork?

I bought a RockShox suspension fork for a trekking bike I'm building. My plan was to use a wheel with a Shimano XT Shimano DH-3N72 hub dynamo I have from before on it. The hub has a normal bolt on (...
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Cyclocross suspension

I would like to know if there is any brand that sells cyclocross bikes with front suspension. I would like to buy the Specialized Crux E5 but I also like the Trek DS 4 but this one is flat and I want ...
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Front suspension fork

I have a front suspension bicycle that has a fork I want to change out. A threaded one. Back in 2016 I searched for an adjustable suspension fork but was told that only one type i could put on my bike ...
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How to assess quality of suspension

How does one measure the quality of the suspension of a bike? In other words, what feedback would I be looking for when riding the bike? Is it more than just happy thoughts after landing a few drops ...
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Should I make any adjustments for steep bumpy down hills?

I'm pretty new to biking, and lately I've been really enjoying riding down a relatively steep hill with a few bumps so you can get pretty fast. But I never got around to riding down the steeper bits ...
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rock shox recon does not “completely” lock

I recently bought the 29er CUBE ACID 2017 eqquiped with a front fork "ROCKSHOX RECON SILVER TK AIR PopLock 100mm". I have noticed that even when the suspension is locked, there is still a movement (...
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Replacing rigid fork with suspension fork

Can I replace a rigid fork with a suspension fork on a Mongoose Alder bike. 27.5 . If so, what particular forks? Under $100.00
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Strength/Safety of Suntour XCR Air RL-R/Budget Suspension Bikes

I have been riding bikes my entire life and I am now thinking of getting a new bike. Until the past year I have been riding walmart bikes and I never really thought much about the spec. I have gone ...
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Why have suspension stems disappeared?

I remember in the early 1990s contemplating getting a suspension stem for my 1989 non-suspended Rockhopper MTB. I'm surprised that suspension stems appear to have essentially disappeared. Why? They ...
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is it possible to go and install a suspension onto a bike that dosen't have any suspension?

I have a huffy 3.0 fortress mountain bike, I have to ride on some bumpy roads and trails, I have a friend who has a bike that has suspension. I rode it once and it was very smooth when I went over a ...