increasing travel on XC trail fork/suspension
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I own a Diamondback Outlook 21-speed MTB and I have XC trail fork/suspension on the front. I have around 50mm of travel (according to the website, anyway) and when I ride over a curb, the spring compresses all the way down and they make a loud *clang* and pop back up. That's normal as far as what the suspension is supposed to do, but the travel just seems so little for such a bike and what I do with it (some MTBing and casual riding around my neighborhood). I read about increasing the travel between the springs and full compression, known simply as travel. I looked at my bike and I can't see anyway to go about increasing this and I'm wondering if it's even possible with my suspension or if I need to get new forks. I'll attach a pic of the bike and see if anyone can show me how to go about this.
I also noticed that when the shocks pop back up, there is a short squeaking noise that seems to be coming from the left shock. I think if I increase the travel, I might as well take apart the shocks and oil them up.
Any advice would be very helpful and appreciated,