Shouldn't these bikes with active suspension blow away regular bikes?
The bikes with inertia vale suspsnsions...shouldent they in theory blow away a regular bike with normal suspsnsion....or is it just that...theory
Like the Talas X...is it that great but not used to often b\c of its $800 price tag?
it's overkill for most riding. For XC racing it is a nice feature.
I can't see the point in a 5+'' travel fork with it though. to me it is overkill. To some, maybe not
Fourth Degree Legend
i am unfamiliar with what a "suspsnsion" is.
Originally Posted by dminor
pfff, what a culo.
Originally Posted by junkyard
Lost in the Black Hills
dude, it ain't that great. it's just valving and it's still suspension. it is not going to blow others away.
Originally Posted by AEsco48
i wouldn't leave my purchase choice hanging on one fork using inertia sensitive valving versus one that doesn't. besides, any of them that have a valve shim stack and piston are using inertia valving to a degree with flexing shim stacks. things i would look at for purchase:
air, coil, weight, material, leg diameters, 20mm axel, Q/R, color, comp/reb adjustibility, etc etc
actually, i pretty much would not look at valving...to a degree. depends on application. if there are not high speeds and longer travel involved, it becomes less significant in my opinion.
let me try to illustrate example so i don't get attacked by any specific group of riders:
two relatively equal in ability/fitness xc racers. one with a HT with forks from 10 yrs ago vs. one with modern fox forks...i would guess they would still be relatively equal out riding.
two relatively equal in ability/fitness DH racers. one on bike of 10 yrs ago vs. one with a modern bike. i would think the person with the modern set-up would have a greater advantage than what might be realized by the xc racer over the xc racer on older equipment.
why? mainly high speed, long travel.
Last edited by mx_599; 02-14-07 at 09:37 AM.