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

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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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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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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 equipped with a RockShox Rrecon front fork (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 ...
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Lockout Lego on after going down a flight of stairs

I recently was biking on some roads with my Specialized Pitch Sport 2015 MTB when I found a dirt trail, and forgot to shut off my lockout. I did a bit of hopping on my suspension, but the path was ...
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Bridgeless suspension forks

Suspension forks typically have a bridge which connects the two lower legs. In the past, this also provided a hanger for the rim brakes. I always thought though that the main purpose was to ensure ...
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Why do police bikes have suspension?

This may be a dumb question but why would police bikes have suspension? They mostly all seem to have suspension on the front forks. They're not going to be jumping off rocks or anything, are they, ...
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Spring side fork grease

First post here and also first time servicing my forks, which are 2006 Marzocchi Dirt Jam Pro. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of grease i should be using for the spring in the left leg. ...
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how to go from front suspension to full suspension?

I got a bike for my birthday, a cheap one, 200€ 27,5 with front suspension, but I want a full-suspension bike. My question is: is it cheaper to buy a full-suspension frame and move the parts to the ...
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Bike modification/alteration [duplicate]

Base on the photos as shown, is it possible to apply the following modification/s and/or alteration/s: a. replacement of wheels from 20" rear-18" front to 16" both rear and front. b. installation of ...
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How to remove slider legs from old rst suspension fork?

I want to clean and lube my old rst suspension fork. So far I've failed to separate the slider legs from the frame to clean/lube the inside of the legs. There is a 4mm hex bolt on the bottom of ...
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What is the difference between the different oils for a suspension?

I am trying to rebuild a fork and quite confused on what I need for oil and some of the terms for the types of oil. I have seen the following: Suspension oil Damper oil Semi-bath oil Gear oil Motor ...
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Scratches on fork stanchions

On of my fork stanchions has scratches on the black coating. The scratch has sharp edges. The Fork is a RockShox Pike RCT3. I could try to fill the scratch with paint and polish or replace the crown ...
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Is this suspension fork user-serviceable?

This is my fork and I want to open the suspension legs, inspect them, then reassemble, but I don't see how to get in there. Any suggestions on what tools and procedure to use? Is this user-...
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Upside-down Fork vs Traditional Fork

What are the advantages of upside-down (USD) forks vs traditional forks? I have read they are 'better', 'stronger', etc., mostly in the context of motorcycles. Some high end downhill bikes use them ...
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How does this front shock design work?

This is a general question about front shocks in a suspension fork, which I'm just beginning to learn about. What kind of shocks are shown in this video, and how do they work? In particular: 1) ...
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Dynamic stability of a tricycle

I'm currently designing the "electric bike of my dream" (please do not laugh! it's for fun, nothing serious), and I came up after some though with a tricycle, where 2 rear wheels are supporting the ...
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Changing out suspension forks for non suspension forks

My wife has a Marin Bobcat Trai with 'In-Sync 266' suspension forks. She is not convinced they help her in any way so I was wondering if it is possible to change them out for non suspension forks. We ...
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SR Suntour CR9 suspension cartridge removal

How does one remove the cartridge of a SR Suntour CR9 cartridge? This video shows how for other types, but the CR9 doesn't have the bottom bolt (you have to go in deep on the left side and unscrew a 5 ...
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Schnell Flame Suspension Configuration [closed]

Do anyone have any idea about Schnell Flame Suspension Configuration like bounce absorption, jump capabilities, pot holes*disk brake measures etc.
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Replacing Trek front suspension fork

I have a Trek 26" Y-frame with beat-up, hardly functioning, yellow generic front fork. I'd like to replace the fork with a Rockshox Yellow Quadra or a Judy. Will they work on my bike? Thx
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How much steerer tube length do I need on my suspension fork

I have survived BB hell with minor bruising to be greeted with another challenge replacing forks. I have a 1996 TREK 8000 SHX (yellow) and a 2002 TREK 4300 (silver/blue) MTB bikes. Both bikes have ...
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Making my dream bike come true [closed]

my name is Benjamin and for quite some time now i have been riding my bicycle to college and other places. The bike i have now is only very simple but has saved as a great alternative for transport ...
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Should I stick to the fork oil weight specified?

I've got a pair of Rockshox Reba race forks. I'm going to service them. Fork oil weight says 5wt but in the past I have generally used a heavier oil weight 7.5 / 10 wt due to my size. However, saying ...
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Want to adjust/replace front fork suspension on a Next Break Point pro 26" bike. Has no access at the axle.

Very 'low end' fork, bottoms are pinched at axle point, so no access there. Is there a way to clean, adjust these or is fork replacement my only option?
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Fork Compression Speed during brake action

I would like to know how much is the compression speed of a front fork (travel 120 - 160 mm) during a strong braking. Suppose the total weight of the bicycle + rider 95 Kg. Moreover I would like to ...
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Custom bike to offer smoothest possible ride on bad roads

So, I am in a peculiar situation - due to an injury, shaking in any direction leads to pain and my condition is improving very slowly. I'm looking to find/customize a bike so that it offers me the ...
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front wheel takes more impact than rear?

I was commuting to work this morning and was following a bus, suddenly I saw a huge crack, no time to steering around so just run over it. Then I felt my bike not steering properly. Pulled over and ...
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what is difference between remote lockout and hydraulic lockout?

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?...
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should I change my seatpost?

I have a seatpost with spring suspension. Something like this one: A friend of mine hit it with his leg while he was dismounting and broke it into two pieces. After putting it back, I noticed that ...
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Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it?

Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it? I'm considering bikepacking, and don't have a rigid fork on the bike I would like to use. I would likely be carrying something ...