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when to lock out forks?

justrestingjustresting Posts: 292
edited July 2008 in MTB beginners
I have a giant terrago with suntour xcr forks I just want to ask is it ok to lock out forks when riding, ie in sag position, or is it better to dismount and have them fully extended?

If you do lock them out in sag is it best to unlock them after your ride?
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  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    On my Suntour X100s if they are locked out when they are part way through their travel they will top out and lock when the pressure is released so that they lock in full position. (if that makes sense?!)
    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Yes, it is a compression lock, not a rebound lock so it will spring back to the full length, then lock.
  • justrestingjustresting Posts: 292
    thanks for the quick responses I can lock them while riding now, I had been stopping feel daft now!!!!
    ' From the sharks in the penthouse,
    to the rats in the basement,
    its not that far '
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