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Old 05-07-11, 09:36 AM
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The "hard suspension" I speak of is intentionally incorporated in the design of these forks.
When not locked out they use springs or some more advanced ones even air for suspension with about 30 to 100 mm of travel.
When locked out they seem rigid but they still have a very slight and much less flexible absorbing ability which i think is either compressed oil or some kind of polymer ... probably depending on the type of fork ... they hardly have any travel then ... just a few millimeters.
Try it on your fork by hitting it really hard like a sudden pothole would do and it should have a slight dampening of the impact or maybe yours doesn't.
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