Bicycles that use oil for damping may require that you change the amount or viscosity of the oil to change the damping. Bicycles that use air for damping often also use the air for the spring effect. The air is contained within the fork blades, or in the rear shock under pressure. An air suspension system can hold the pressure for quite a while, but as the bicycle wears, the seals may start to leak, and you may have to adjust the air pressures more frequently. Oil suspension systems may also leak in time, not only necessitating refilling the oil, but making a mess as well. You’ll find that many air suspension forks also have a bit of oil in them for lubrication or damping that can also start to leak.
Latest innovation is the application of the telescopic system to Suspension Fork. the use of a separate suspension arms tire place, with connective arm handlebar. This strategy aims to vibrations that occur indirectly channeled to the handlebar.
If you are looking at suspension on a bike, front suspension forks are a fairly reasonable addition BUT watch the price. Realistically ANY bike fitted with suspension forks that is going to have the desired effect and be reliable is going to set you back a minimum of about £250, but rather than waste your money on a full suspension bike at the bottom of the scale, pay more attention to hybrid and comfort bikes fitted with front suspension and a suspension seat pillar. If you absolutely “must have” a full suspension mountain bike, take a deep breath and be willing to part with at least £400-£500 for the suspension to actually serve any real purpose.
The following two latest innovations from bicycle suspension
Scurra hard enduro fork and frame
Product named Scurra hard enduro fork and frame is probably considered less functional. the idea is pretty wild. directly connected to the front fork suspension under the seat post. connected with the front forks chain-stay behind the installation is quite complicated. This telescopic suspensiondesigner named Martin Trebichavsky, he claimed that the cyclist would feel more comfortable wearing this model. for the commercial version, he promised to design a model that is more lightweight and simple.
For the problem of model of telescopic suspension is a heavy weight. Although comfortably applied on a mountain bike, a heavy weight makes acceleration hampered. So the products made by Benedikt Skulason and Gudberg Bjornsson will makes the suspension does not move as the suspension generally. The unique design uses four sets of three leaf springs to attach two axle/brake mounts to the fork to create frictionless travel. Called the Lauf Spring System, the leafs are made of “high performance composites” that are bonded into pockets on the legs and “springers”. They’ve tested to show no signs of wear even after 140,000 hits. They say that’s the equivalent of five years of regular riding.
Simple Bicycle Suspension Forks Maintenance
Part on Fork Shock Breaker often feels choked / hard that reduced its rebound effect. The cause of them, the component Stanchion or cylindrical shock tube rarely lubricate. How to give a lubricant on Stanchion, or provide lubrication to the rod bike shock breaker. It’s easy, just search for lubricants with teflon content. Why should a lubricant with teflon content? Keep in mind that the retaining cylinder Stanchion tube shock absorber or similar material using rubber so it is not necessarily resistant to high acid levels.
Though rebound is a preference thing, in general you want your suspension to rebound as fast as it can without the shock topping out or feeling too springy. Set it slow and the suspension can’t extend back into its travel before you hit the next bump, resulting in a harsh ride. Set it fast and your bike will bounce like a pogo stick. To adjust, use the clearly marked control on your fork or shock.
- The fork is “right” if it has the right “sag”, that is, if it lowers a bit when you get on the bike. The right sag is no less than 10%, no more than 25% of total travel, for a regular bike (non-downhill, non-special-purpose);
- Basically three “areas” must be addressed on maintenance:
- Cleaning the inside, for removal of old oil/grease, water, mud, grime, rust, etc.
- Caring for the damping elements, which could be elastomer, coil, air chamber, open oil bath, etc. That would vary a lot depending on the type;
- Lubing the telescopic parts, which are responsible for the movement of the fork. Depending on the type (open oil bath, for example) the damping oil and the stanchion-lubing oil is the same, so it is serviced together.
- This is called “preload”, and probably increases or decreases the compression of a coil spring or elastomer. That is for the adjustment of “sag” according to your weight, being equivalent to say that it lets the fork “harder” or “softer”.
Mountain bike suspension forks and rear shocks need routine service to continue performing at their best. Here are some tips on maintenance and overhaul your suspension Fork from Cycle Monkey.
Suspension Fork and Shock Maintenance and Overhaul
We provide the following mountain bike suspension maintenance services :
- Clean and inspect external and internal parts
- Replace seals and wipers as necessary
- Replace o-rings, glide rings, damper rods, damper cartridges, etc. as needed
- Replace bushings as necessary
- Refill with fresh oil
- Set air spring or install coil spring according to your body weight and riding style
Custom Tuning Options for Suspension Forks and Shocks
Cycle Monkey loves tuning forks and shocks to optimize performance. Here’s what we can do for you:
- Select oil weight to increase or decrease damping
- Set oil height to adjust bottom out resistance and make spring rate more or less progressive
- Swap out coil springs to match body weight or riding style
- Swap out negative springs to improve small bump performance or reduce bobbing
- Modify shim stack to improve damping characteristics.
- Change fork travel (on forks with such a feature)
- Install upgrade components such as remote lockouts, newer dampers, dampers with more adjuster knobs, etc.
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