Mountain Bike Racing - front Suspension - closing the SID
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going down in xc race, in a flow singletrak without 2 much jumping
is it right that if i would close a bit the front Fork (SID) i will b faster ?
or it is just a mistake 'feeling' ???
I am sorry, I do not understand the question.
my question is when riding in a singletrek, not very technical but still in a singletrek with sharp curves, is it right or wrong: when I would close the front suspension a bit (a fork like rocksock SID) I will b faster ? - or it is just a wrong feeling that u have and actually u are faster when the fork is 'open' to maximum suspension ?
09-08-03, 09:49 AM
When you're going through technical singletrack, the last thing you want to do is lock the front in the minimum setting.
I have'nt used one of those forks in years so I don't know how to set them up properly but generally on any downhill you want the fork to be as active as possible so it must not be locked out.
rebound and comppression damping should be a bit quicker and preload will have to be set for your weight.
Getting the negative spring setting right will help the fork track better as well.
hope this helps
10-14-03, 06:54 PM
i think that the sid only offers a full lock out so it might not be wise to set it on the single track. You may hit a big bump and a rigid bike is not gonna help at all
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