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The Downside of front suspension

colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
edited February 2010 in The Crudcatcher
Whilst the majority of this site nornally uses Safe bike centre trails where as i don't have that option not that it bothers me anyway ..

What I noticed this afternoon .. whilst using the suspension when i rode up to Cstle semple which is located at the top of a farmers field .. so your not garunteed even playin field

The front wheel would stick in the uneven ground [ holes made my sheep and cattle .. and when coming down from it I found it rather hazardous that I nearly went over the handle bars because soon as the wheel hit a groove the front forks compress so much it feels like am heading over the handle bars in the past my old bike never encounterd this problem bear in mind it hadn't any Front suspension ,,
So after what I experienced I went back up and switched the sus to Lock out and found the bike more controlable hence problem solved

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  • The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
    edited January 2010
    what forks are they?

    could be setup?

    this would probably do better in tech/workshop :)
  • a.palmera.palmer Posts: 500
    Sounds like you don't have the forks set up very well at all for your weight and stance
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    sounds lie you need to adjust compresion settings and increase your spring rate.
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    Sounds like you are a censored .
  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    Or that he has too much weight on the front wheel.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Could be the large knob on his head is overbalancing him
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    You werent travelling fast enough Colin, ride much faster and the suspension will work as intended.
  • missmarplemissmarple Posts: 1,980
    colintrav wrote:
    Whilst the majority of this site nornally uses Safe bike centre trails where as i don't have that option not that it bothers me anyway ..

    I'm sorry but that is the most prickish thing I've heard all week, being a designated trail centre doesn't make them any less 'dangerous' you mong.
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    colintrav - you sneaky little troll...!!!

    C'mon, folks know what you've come to be - an UN funny wind-up merchant. Like 4XJ, but no-where NEAR as comical.

    Your first line pretty much gave it away... ''Safe'' bike centres... Well, the green routes are safe, but reds and blacks can be pretty tricky, but it's all subjective matey - I'm pretty sure the world class XC riders have no problem negociating them, but I'm pretty sure YOU would - if you cant even ride over a hoof print FFS...!!! :lol:

    So your suspension dives wildly out of control when you ride over an animal footprint... I think that A) You ride with a 3'' front wheel, B) Your suspension is set up COMPLETELY wrong or most likely C) You are a troll, and want people to fight / amuse you... You even wrote it in your sig!!!

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  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    missmarple

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  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    Colintrav is fine. Its Rapid Uphill who is the worst troll!
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    what forks are they?

    could be setup?

    this would probably do better in tech/workshop :)


    Rockshox
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    Andy wrote:
    Colintrav is fine. Its Rapid Uphill who is the worst troll!
    colintrav wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    what forks are they?

    could be setup?

    this would probably do better in tech/workshop :)


    Rockshox
    colintrav = uber troll
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    Andy wrote:
    Colintrav is fine. Its Rapid Uphill who is the worst troll!
    colintrav wrote:
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    what forks are they?

    could be setup?

    this would probably do better in tech/workshop :)


    Rockshox
    colintrav = uber troll


    If you have a personal grievance say to my face in person ...I've encounterd your kind before on forums all mouth and nothing to back it up with ...
  • colintrav wrote:
    If you have a personal grievance say to my face in person ...I've encounterd your kind before on forums all mouth and nothing to back it up with ...

    *Sits back and watches the show....*
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    colintrav wrote:
    If you have a personal grievance say to my face in person ...I've encounterd your kind before on forums all mouth and nothing to back it up with ...
    Haha!

    So, you're inviting me around now...? Oooooh! Serious!!! :lol:

    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

    Nah, I'm not taking the bait. And 'my kind'... :lol: Awesome! I'm not the troll matey boy - you say ridiculous things to the tune of ''all trail centres are safe'' (NOT a quote, but implied), that your suspension forks are shite, but when asked you just give a brand name. As it happens, RockShox make more than 1 suspension fork...! And if your unhappy with the setup, thinking they are better used locked-out, why not ask / look for suspension set-up guides...? The 'net's crawling with them! Both for MTB and motorbike, as essentially are very similar - specifically moto-x bikes.

    So I, my cave-dwelling friend, have alot to 'back up' my accusations you are a troll... Any arguments from you there Colin? And that's just from THIS post... There's plenty more colintrav posts to choose from! :twisted:

    Also, if you've encountered ''my sort'' on forums before, does that not suggest something about your persona....?
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    He comes across as a troll but I just think he's one of those unaware people.

    And whoever called him 'hard work' at work is bang on the money.
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    And for everyone who hasn't looked at colintrav's profile....

    We all know his location is: Killing is my business

    But did you know that....

    His ''occupation'' is: Manipulating your mind

    And his interests are: Annoying people it's highly stimulating

    In hindsight, I guess most folks would already know that - you are pretty annoying, not massively though - too funny to get angry at - and you DO manipulate our minds, to percieve yourself as a dong :lol:

    :lol:
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    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    He comes across as a troll but I just think he's one of those unaware people.

    And whoever called him 'hard work' at work is bang on the money.
    I guess it depends on how you define a troll.

    I'd definitely call him a troll, but didn't think 4XJ was - he was just a bit lairy. He was much funnier on all accounts though!
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • forcuttyforcutty Posts: 1,055
    Andy wrote:
    Sounds like you are a censored .

    QOTD :wink:
  • forcutty wrote:
    Andy wrote:
    Sounds like you are a censored .

    QOTD :wink:

    I disagree! below...



    stubs wrote:
    Could be the large knob on his head is overbalancing him


    :lol::D 8) :P haaaahaha
  • projectsomeprojectsome Posts: 4,478
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  • Goomba FletchGoomba Fletch Posts: 221
    edited February 2010
    Obvious troll is obvious.
    This is my bike, there are many like it but this one is mine
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    I guess it depends on how you define a troll.

    A troll is someone who intentionally and consistently goes out of their way to disrupt and inflame. I don't get that from the bulk of his posts he's just a misfit and I suspect unaware half the time. Plus, he started off on the wrong foot really, I can't see him turning it back round tbh.

    I'm with you though. If he came across normally he'd get a different reaction / reception.
    I'd definitely call him a troll, but didn't think 4XJ was - he was just a bit lairy. He was much funnier on all accounts though!

    FCJ is a big lairy kid and was great for it. He was just incredibly wearing :lol: ....they should bring him back, he was ace. :D
  • xstrathyxxstrathyx Posts: 1,173
    to be fair i think they are on a par

    par being total wind-up merchant bellends!
    Andy wrote:
    Colintrav is fine. Its Rapid Uphill who is the worst troll!
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    colintrav.. must be either poor setup. or poor technique....coupled with a poor assumption on who rides where...

    we banged out about 45 miles in 9 hours yesterday in the big hills just north of Callendar...

    Route started just North of Callander, then to Brig O Turk, up Glen Finglas to Balquhidder round back of Ben Ledi, the Kirkton Glen to almost Crianlarich, then towards and past Lochearnhead to the bottom of Loch Lubnaig where we started.

    What trail there was (not much) was solid and lumpy...mostly just picking whatever line you like...but in no way could it be considered anywere near smooth....
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    To be fair to colintrav, Fort William's DH has been 'dumbed down' a bit lately.
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