Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Others will tell you to get the proper Tandem Forks but they can be expensive but do work. There are alternatives within the Mountain bike world. Or there would be- providing you can get hard enough springs for them. Unless you can get a hard enough spring- then they will be bouncy.
I do ride my Tandem aggressively offroad and Initially I used Marzochhi Freeride forks. Hardest springs available and they still bounced a lot. Quick cure though was to use the heavist weight Oil I could get (20W) and to overfill the forks to slow down the action. Still bounced though. Then I went Rockshox Boxers and used the heaviest springs and oil again. These were better but had to slow the rebound and put in the maximum amount of Sag adjusters in-15 in each leg- before they stop being a Pogo stick. They do work well and work well for our 400lbs team and the lumpy terrain that we ride on.
Incidentally- the Boxers are an older set and only have 6" of travel.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.