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Old 07-07-08, 08:48 PM   #1
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How to lock the suspension on Jamis Diablo LE?

I got a good deal on a used MTB (Jamis Diablo LE) a while ago, and I'm going to use it in a road race. It was suggested that I lock the front suspension. Does anyone know how to do that? I'm fairly new to the biking world so use small words and type slowly. Thanks.
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Old 07-07-08, 10:13 PM   #2
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-crosses fingers and hopes to god that this is a joke-
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Old 07-07-08, 10:17 PM   #3
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I'm typing slowly, but I bet you can't tell the difference, can you?
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Old 07-07-08, 10:42 PM   #4
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Well, since you will be on the road you will want a more aerodynamic riding position sooo...

Undo the fork caps, pull out the springs (if the fork uses air let it all out), put the caps back on and then use a few zip ties to hold the lower crown to the arch thats connecting the fork tube things. That should do it


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Seriously, not a joke. There is a local 100 mi race coming up and I don't want to buy a new bike for it. Just trying to make it to the finish line as a goal.
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Trust me, you won't want to ride a mountain bike for a 100 mile road race unless you're crazy.
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Trust me, you won't want to ride a mountain bike for a 100 mile road race unless you're crazy.
Especially a FR/DH mountain bike.
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Especially a FR/DH mountain bike.
I'd assume he's talking about the older HT line (I hope)
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I'd assume he's talking about the older HT line (I hope)
Oh good, thanks for clearing that up for me.
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I bought some 26X1.25 road tires, they were cheaper than a new bike. Like i said earlier, it's just a goal. I don't have any illusions of grander, I just want to finish the 100 miles and call it done.
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How old is it? The pre-carbon Diablo models had rigid forks... Must have been added on later. What brand/model is the fork?
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Old 07-08-08, 09:27 PM   #12
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It's heavy as hell, definitely not carbon fiber. The fork is a Rock Shox Quadra 21R if that helps.

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Should be a pretty nice steel frame...

No lockout on the fork...you could crank the preload adjusters down as far as they go...might help a little.
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