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

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How much front travel is efficient?

I'm shopping for a new bike and having trouble deciding between a trail bike and XC, and how much travel to look for in a fork. I definitely want a hardtail with lockout, no skinny tires, great uphill ...
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new rockshox boxxer select rc from 2023 YT Tues core 2 has oil on right stanchion after first DH ride and being stored upside down for a week

As title states I purchased a 2023 YT tues core 2 last autumn. Took it for a couple of easy flat rides just to make sure it was feeling good. Everything seemed fine. Took it to the park last week and ...
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Giant Crest fork NEGATIVE pressure

my child runs a Giant Crest 34 RCL, that is newish (couple months old,) and has been fine for the past few weeks that they have ridden. They run about 60PSI, and testing the rebound makes no ...
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Why are MTB suspension shock curves s-shaped

Why are the suspension curves s-shaped, rather than just increasing? I understand that air spring curves will steepen a lot when the residual air volume reduces (curves should have a singularity ...
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How bad is topping out a suspension fork?

I recently got a relatively cheap department store bike to bring to college, since it will see a lot of wear and will be kept in the elements. However, whenever I lift the front wheel (as in to get on ...
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Front Fork Or Seat Post Suspension

I live in an area with brick roads. This means it's really bumpy and sometimes with small potholes that hurt when I dip into them. I'm looking to buy a new ebike but I can't afford anything expensive. ...
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Are there compatibility restrictions about remotes for dropper posts and suspension locks?

I consider adding an handle bar remote for a bike with a front-suspension fork. Given the bike has already a dropper post, I was thinking to add a dual "dropper/suspension" remote. I noticed ...
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Can I add a front shock or suspension to my Retrospec e-bike?

Is there a way to add a front shock/suspension to my Retrospec Valen Rev bike?
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Hybrid bike. ride with front suspension always locked: effects on fork durability

I am considering acquiring a hybrid bike with a front suspension, since it is the closest to what I want that I can find. But I do not want a front suspension, so I would always ride with it locked ...
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Industry standard weight limit for suspension forks and carbon fiber forks?

I followed the advice of people on this forum and upgraded to wider tires on my hybrid instead of buying a suspension fork. Thank you everyone that was a big help. I went from 32mm to 47mm on front ...
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Does this poor damping in the forks indicate a fault?

I recently bought an entry level mountain bike, a Cannondale Trail 7, to use as a town bike. My town doesn't have too many mountains, but it does have a lot of badly rutted roads and I wanted ...
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heavy and want to ride again

I bought a street hybrid 2010 Giant Seek 0 a decade ago. It has maybe 30 miles on it. The bike has a 700c 25mm tires and solid Aluxx frame. I want to ride again but I'm 300 lbs. (136 kg) I'm ...
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How is the suspension frequency response effected by the wheel diameter?

Imagine riding off a curb, crossing a pothole, or hitting a pebble. Would you prefer to ride that with a toy bike or a penny-farthing? Regardless of preference, the penny-farthing would have a ...
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Can I fit a damper to sr Suntour spring forks?

I bought a GT avalanche 3 second hand with seized forks. When I stripped them down to clean, there is a coil spring in one side only and no damper fitted. Can I buy a sr Suntour damper and fit that to ...
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Purpose of fittings at the bottom of suspension fork?

I have a question about the suspension fork on my mountain bike. There is a hex socket at the bottom of the right fork leg. There is a normal bolt head at the bottom of the left fork leg. Are these ...
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How to get these lower legs off?

Hi I have a fork from a carrera crossfire 2000, the sticker says mg suntour cr 920. I want to full service and overhaul this fork because the suspension is totally stuck and not working! There are no ...
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Purpose of some "mounting points" on a suspension fork? (left rear side, 2 eyelets)

I recently bought a bike equipped with a Fox 34 AWL suspension fork (pictured below). As it is shown on the picture, the left leg has 5 mounting points: the 3 lower ones are clearly identified: ...
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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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Stanchion material or coating on cheaper forks

I bought a secondhand kids bike (2019 Scott Scale disk) with a SR Suntour XCT-JR 24 Disc, 50mm travel, fork. There are some minor rust spots on the upper stanchions and thought about cleaning/...
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What oil weight on spring side after Charger upgrade in boxxer R2C2 2011

Ive bought the charger damper upgrade for my boxxer 2011 R2C2. Previously I would use 10ml 15WT oil on the damper side and 40ml 15WT on spring side (Boxxer 2011 R2C2 Service Manual). In the charger ...
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Fox 34 dust wiper replacement suspension grease or not?

I am working on replacing the dust wipers and foam rings. I’m following this procedure: https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=622 My first question is: do I want to use some suspension ...
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Most likely reason for a stuck lockout

My old RST First Air 100 Lockout (year 2010) fork has had a stuck lockout for some time. This fork has never been serviced so it is probably just damaged beyond repaired, but I am just researching if ...
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How to remove the lock lever on a 2020 Suntour NEX suspension fork?

The locking on that fork is no longer working in that in locked position, the fork is as unstiff as when not. On other models, I've been able to remove that blue lever and tighten things underneath ...
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What is this tiny part for on the RST 790 fork?

The following picture shows an RST 790 fork from 2010. Anyone knows what the tiny part pointed by the red arrow is for? This part is also present on the RST 777 fork. From another angle and zoomed in:...
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Is it normal for the hex bolts underneath my mtb forks to be uneven?

So I've been having issues with my 2020 GT Aggressor since day 1. My forks feel very unstable at any adjustment. Upon inspection I noticed that the hex bolts underneath the forks (the ones that hold ...
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What's a good starting setup for Formula Selva R forks?

Formula's Selva R forks have the following settings: Silver (positive) air pressure Bronze (negative) air pressure Rebound damping (21 clicks) Compression damping (12 clicks) Number of "neopos&...
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Where could i find the intended travel for my specific mtb suspension forks

I have a Akela forged CR-MO mtb suspension fork that im trying to find the specs for. I'm building a bicycle for the first time and need forks for it. I have a few forks laying around. I know the ...
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Longitudinal play in the lower of the front suspension

I noticed recently some play in the lowers of the front suspension of my fun bike (NEX 25). The way to notice it was the following: locking the suspension blocking the front wheel with the brake ...
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My preload screw doesnt work

The preload screw on my mtb fork is very loose and easy to turn, I have a spring fork. The preload doesn't change even if I loosen or tighten the screw. Any ideas on what could be wrong?
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DIY cargo bikes and recumbent bikes seem to use rod end bearings with an axial load. Is that ok?

I have been looking into possibly building my own cargo bike (inspired by the xyz cargo bike). That said, I am interested in possibly modifying the design - including how the steerable wheels are ...
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Is the offset of a suspension fork determined by the lowers, uppers, or both?

I'm investigating the possibility of going from a 51mm offset fork to a 42mm one, and in order to save on shipping cost (hopefully I'd find someone to trade with on the used market), I thought of ...
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Where is the Air Valve on a swiss made ark hollow reverse fork?

My fork is swiss made ark hollow reverse type, air type. One problem it does not have an air valve for the air. Where is the valve ?
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Are air forks suitable for everyday use?

I am looking to buy a hybrid bike for all-around use and several of the models I am looking at come with the Rockshox Paragon air fork. I would appreciate the comfort of well-functioning suspension as ...
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Can I put a suspension fork on a hybrid bike like the Kona Dew?

Would it be worth while to put a suspension fork on a Kona? What travel amount and stanchion diameter would be appropriate? Here are links to the model I'm considering: https://konaworld.com/dew_plus....
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Carrera impel im-1 Electric Hybrid Bike ridgid to suspension fork

Hi there I have the Carrera impel im-1 Electric Hybrid Bike this bike has been great so far but as far as living in a town not quite a city there are some bumps and curbs I would like to get over more ...
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Suspension bike

I recently bought a hyper plush 24 inch bike that says it has full suspension but only my rear suspension works I've seen other bikes for example an ozone 500 ultra shock it looks the same but mine is ...
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Restoring motion to old front fork suspension?

I purchased an old used ebike recently and was initially excited that it had front suspension. On close inspection though I've discovered that the suspension appears to be broken. The sliders (bottom ...
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How do I take off a bent suspension fork on an e-bike?

I was coming home from work one morning and hit a curb. I tried to stop but ran into the curb full force and bent my suspension fork to where it is touching the frame. I got a replacement fork for it ...
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Replacement damper for an old (2008) Rockshox Reba fork?

The damper for the fork on my 2008 Trek Elite 9.7 probably needs replacing but I have no idea how to do this given the fork is so old. The fork is RockShox Reba SL. Where can I find a replacement ...
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Can I put a I fox 40 on 2018 Commencal Supreme SX?

I recently bought a Commencal supreme SX, which came with a double crown fork. The bike was a really good deal and I had never had a dh bike. This was one of my only selections, so let me know if I ...
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Rockshox Yari fork stuck

I have an enduro bike with a Rockshox Yari fork (160 mm travel), and now it won't compress even 10% even with the air side fully open (so 0 PSI pressure there). It seems that something has gone very ...
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Why aren’t Cannondale head shocks used anymore?

Cannondale used to make these shocks for mountain bikes and they were pretty common when I rode as a kid. It seems like they have completely phased them out of production. What caused this? Is there ...
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Front fork preloader is not stopping to spin in any directions!

My front suspension has a preloader in the left side and lockout in the right side. The preloader was hard to spin so I applied a little bit of force to it while riding the bike. Now its free but ...
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I suffer from chronic back issues, is full suspension bicycle good in that case?

I live in India and moreover I have back issues. Every Indian knows the condition of roads in India. Is it advisable to buy a full suspension to get a easier ride for me or it makes no difference ...
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How can I remove my remote lockout on my front suspension fork?

I have a trek dual sport 4 and I always keep the front fork unlocked. Can I remove the remote lockout? I somehow invariably hit the switch and find out next I take an impact with being and old guy ...
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Can I replace the spring in a 2011 Rockshox Recon Silver TK?

I have a second hand Rockshox Recon Silver TK (2011 I think). The spring is very soft and I would like to replace it with a stiffer one. I asked my LBS, who said you couldn't replace the springs on ...
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I removed my fork from frame, and forgot the order of the headset spacers and bearing races, what do I do?

My bike is the Diamondback Expresso 27.5 and the forks are VAXA 100mm forks and after, when I tried to put them back on, the top tube of the suspension forks wobbles around, even when I've put all the ...
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What fault in the steering mechanism can risk causing the rider to fly over the bars when braking?

By steering I collectively mean the area of handle bars, headtube, and fork. So last year I bought a second-hand bike. Never really had a problem with it but today I took it to the shop to change worn ...
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How to service a RST Sofi Fork?

My wife's bike has a fork by RST, Sofi. Definitely a budget fork, however is working quite well for the occasional use. I saw that the the seals rings are quite damaged, and I was looking to ...
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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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