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Old 12-06-05, 02:46 AM
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imbalance mountain bike?

im not sure what to put on the title so i just wrote it anyway hehe. I got a Specialized Rockhopper 2002 and the components are :-

Rockshox Pyslo Race 2004 front suspension
Truvativ Stylo Team GXP crankset
Deore LX front derail and xtr rapid rise rear derail
XT M750 cassette
Alex Rim WA-19 wheelset
and others..

As you can imagine, the front part of my bike is heavier than my rear but im not saying that is the cause of the "bouncy" rear part of my bike. Whenever i go over a small roadbump, the rear part of my biccyle tends to push up and im just about 51kg. In the end, the bike push me up as well and it's hard to stay put on the saddle if i am to go through a rough terrain. Whenever im on a mountainbike ride, i cant seems to balance the rear part. It is soo bouncy that i need to stay out of saddle and extend my body to the rear tyres. I dont know whether this is a normal "behaviour" or maybe my bike setting is a bit wrong??
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That sounds pretty normal to me. When riding a hardtail you aren't supposed to stay on the saddle over bumps and rough terrain. Over time you will learn to just let the rear end of the bike bounce around and go wherever it wants. As long as the front wheel is going the right direction you will be fine.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
That sounds pretty normal to me. When riding a hardtail you aren't supposed to stay on the saddle over bumps and rough terrain. Over time you will learn to just let the rear end of the bike bounce around and go wherever it wants. As long as the front wheel is going the right direction you will be fine.
I agree completely. When I go over a bump, I let the bike push me up, and then I use my legs as dampers so that when the wheel passes over the bump, I stay off the saddle, then lower myself back down. If there are a bunch of bumps in a row, I just stay out of the saddle, I can actually go as fast through it as most people who just rely on their suspension. People have gotten too lazy because of dual boingers.



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