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The upside of front suspension

Cat With No TailCat With No Tail Posts: 13,581
edited February 2010 in The Crudcatcher
So today while I was out at one of the local safe trail centres I hit some big bumps and drops and my suspension fork soaked them up very nicely without throwing me over the bars or crushing my spine.

That is all.

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  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    Cat With No Tail :lol:

    Mine are set up awesomely, and help me keep control of the bike on undulating surfaces - even deer tracks! :shock: 8)
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  • projectsomeprojectsome Posts: 4,478
    The nice man in my lbs set mine up when I picked my bike up and riding over bumps is like riding on road :) even those nasty pot holes were no match for my tuned forks
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  • i even road off a kirb yesturday without having a dangerous accident :wink:

    "i love my suspension forks"
    CUBE ltd 2012,reba sl, XT, saint, DMR, spank, current xc/am ride

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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    i even road off a kirb yesturday without having a dangerous accident :wink:

    "i love my suspension forks"

    Are you el_cartero? :wink:
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    edited February 2010
    my forks were ace yesterday.....

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  • I've never had my suspension set up on my bike. I just attached them to the frame, and magically they just worked.

    I have gone down some majorly 'safe' downhills (which were made safe by being built so steep a sheep or cow would fall over, therefore avoiding the problem) and lavished in the smoothness that they give my ride.

    They are Rockshox forks!
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  • bails87 wrote:
    i even road off a kirb yesturday without having a dangerous accident :wink:

    "i love my suspension forks"

    Are you el_cartero? :wink:


    :lol:
    CUBE ltd 2012,reba sl, XT, saint, DMR, spank, current xc/am ride

    GIANT boulder, marzzochi EXR, LX/alivio, DMR, spank, retro build
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    I love suspension forks. Last year at HONC, I used my rigid CX bike. The time that I gained on the road sections, fireroads and climbs was more than lost when the trails got rough and bumpy. It was so bad in places, I could hardly hold the bars and keep to a good line. I shall be doing it this year on the NRS, complete with front and rear suspension.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I shall be doing it this year on the NRS, complete with front and rear suspension.

    2 suspensions are better than one.

    i dont understand why folk think their legs are good enough for suspension but their arms arent? surely if your limbs were that good, you'd just ride a rigid?
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    I shall be doing it this year on the NRS, complete with front and rear suspension.

    2 suspensions are better than one.

    i dont understand why folk think their legs are good enough for suspension but their arms arent? surely if your limbs were that good, you'd just ride a rigid?

    I ride a hardtail, but I kind of agree with that point.

    The reason I ride a hardtail is that to get an equivalent specced, equally light, equally efficient FS, I would have had to spend a hell of a lot more than the £750 my brand new Boardman Pro cost.

    What kind of price range is a 24.5lb xc/trail FS? £2k? £3k? If I had £100k lying around then I'd buy one, no doubt, but for now I can't justify the expense.
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • KiblamsKiblams Posts: 2,423
    i dont understand why folk think their legs are good enough for suspension but their arms arent? surely if your limbs were that good, you'd just ride a rigid?

    My limbs are sh!te, but I still ride rigid! :wink:

    I think the point here is that they don't think their legs are good enough suspension, it is just less important to have the traction afforded by the suspension on the rear?

    If you don't like a rough ride, get off the rough stuff :wink:
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    bails87 wrote:
    What kind of price range is a 24.5lb xc/trail FS?

    Erm, I dread to think, but lets start with approx £2k for the NRS and that's before I started to replace the bolts with Ti etc...
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    i rode over a drain cover yesterday and didn't die good job i have 170mm though any less and i could of been killed to death

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  • I was riding my rigid bike home yesterday and hit a small pot-hole, this caused me mild discomfort...and was probably a near death experience...if only i'd had at least 140mm front and back.
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  • yoohoo999yoohoo999 Posts: 1,089
    i took my downhill rig out when they were gritting the roads, just in case there was any big grit
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,208
    bails87 wrote:
    What kind of price range is a 24.5lb xc/trail FS?

    Erm, I dread to think, but lets start with approx £2k for the NRS and that's before I started to replace the bolts with Ti etc...

    My Anthem Advanced cost me £1100 for the frame :oops:
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    Andy wrote:
    bails87 wrote:
    What kind of price range is a 24.5lb xc/trail FS?

    Erm, I dread to think, but lets start with approx £2k for the NRS and that's before I started to replace the bolts with Ti etc...

    My Anthem Advanced cost me £1100 for the frame :oops:

    Erm yeah, the NRS frame was only £150.
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    The sad thing is, I can pull much better stoppies on my CX bike than I can on either of my MTBs....
  • JamesBrckmnJamesBrckmn Posts: 1,360
    I have suntours xcr's :oops: which are actually ok but i'm getting recon races this week, which should be miles better :D
  • I once ran over an old lady coming back from doing her shopping and didn't even feel the tins of cat food.
    "The problem was, I was still using my eyes even though I had them shut"

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    im actually removing the suspension from my car, my spine offers all the protection i need and roads are smooth anyway.
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    sheepsteeth
    Su-spine-sion?

    Hehe, boom-boom

    :oops:
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
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