He only rides true American gravel.
Great picture - are you sure you are not moonlighting for Rapha?
The funny thing about this “American gravel” is that I’m about as far from gravel as you lot are from Romania.
This is very funny, thank you Amey
Racist horses in the back of shot :)
Just saw this, yep, cunts
@BareNecessities now what?
No i wont paint my shed walls
Now route the brake hose on the inside of the fork leg, so it doesn't catch on any undergrowth
Then take some time to set the fork up ( aka borrow Neil's Shockwiz )
I will do this, thank you!
I liked that climb.
I also managed to pull my wheel out of the dropout on it.
Has your grav experience been enhanced yet?
Seems the same, had a question for you. The recon gold i had even when locked out had a bit of squish but these sids remain proper rigid when locked; why?
Because the lock out actually works on your SIDs lol
I've experienced the same thing when riding cheaper forks vs less cheap forks but no idea if that is how it is supposed to be
Oh ok, did not know this. I dont even know how the whole thing works but what lacks on cheaper forks to prevent this?
The real question is why you would buy an expensive race fork and then lock it out
Set it up properly so that it rides at its' proper sagged height and doesn't mess up the bike's geometry
To go up on climbs to keep up with people on road bikes lol
The second sentence needs a lot of ‘deconstruction’ .. whats sagged height?
MTBs are a total mystery to me. I've not touched one since I sold mine a few years ago when I left the UK. Which is a shame, because I'm surrounded by great trails.
When you're on the bike, your weight should cause the suspension fork to move into its travel slightly. This allows the fork to extend into small holes in the road/trail and better maintain grip
For a 100mm travel fork, your 'sag' should be around 20-25% of that travel. This will steepen your seat & head angle and lower your BB to what the geometry was intended to be
Another way to look at it is your sus fork is about 500mm in length, but if you wanted a rigid fork on there, you'd be looking for one with an a-c of 480mm
Lockouts can be useful for a sprint to the finish line, but for the rest of the time they're a bit meh
I used to like it for tarmacked sections of routes and climbing too. E.g. in the Surrey Hills after riding a trail, you often have to ride back up on tarmac.
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