Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-05, 05:24 PM   #1
alexlit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rear Wheel Travel

I'm very thoroughly confused. I have always been under the assumption that my bike had a very small-travel rear suspension. It has an 03 fox float on it, I think 1.5 inch travel. My question is: When bikes advertise rear travel, is that the wheel travel or the shock travel? If it's wheel travel, how would I go about finding mine? I don't think it's listed on the internet.
alexlit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-05, 05:37 PM   #2
FF 6800
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Long Beach, California
Bikes: 2005 Specialized hardrock pro... pike426, e.13 drs, fsa gap crank, formula k24's, and some more/2006 Scattante R-660 easton circuit wheels.
Posts: 594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexlit
I'm very thoroughly confused. I have always been under the assumption that my bike had a very small-travel rear suspension. It has an 03 fox float on it, I think 1.5 inch travel. My question is: When bikes advertise rear travel, is that the wheel travel or the shock travel? If it's wheel travel, how would I go about finding mine? I don't think it's listed on the internet.
rear wheel travel is how much the rear wheel moves up and down
i have no clue how to find the amount of travel you have tho
i only ride hardtails
good luck
FF 6800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-05, 05:39 PM   #3
alexlit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does that mean just up and down, or sideways as well? (in the case that its not an up and down travel path)
alexlit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-05, 05:48 PM   #4
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Easiest way, measure distance from your rear axle to the back of your seat. Then release all of the air out of your shock and measure again. Then find the difference, that should tell you.

Oh, if you have side to side travel then it is time for a new bike.
__________________
I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-05, 06:08 PM   #5
alexlit
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well I didn't mean the wheel just goes side to side, I meant that I think my bike's wheel follows the perimeter of a big circle due to it going around the pivot point in a way. Either way, I'll try that.
alexlit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:27 PM.