I am buying an entry level full suspension MTB for traversing the rocky creeks, ravines & rugged terrain on the local back country trails.
The bike does not have a lockout on either the front or rear. I will upgrade the factory issue forks W/lock out variety when they wear out, but just how is the rear suspension locked out?
I want to have my cake & eat it too. I need the suspension for the worst terrain, but a quick/easy lockout of the rear suspention would be nice too.
Is this feature incorporated into the rear shock or is it in the frame on a factory lockout upgrade?
Can a lock out link be used to make the top suspension rocker ridgid? Perhaps link the rear pivot point to the seat post to make the suspension ridgid or a pin lock in the pivot mechanism?
Here is a picture of the top rear suspension rocker.