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The Limitations of Air Springs
Most forks that come on mountain bikes these days are air sprung, likely due to being lighter and more adjustable when compared to a coil sprung fork. Air spring designs have improved over the years, however there are still compromises...
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Upgrading Your Fork’s Spring vs. Damper
Suspension basically comprises two separate systems working in parallel: a spring and a damper. On a mountain bike fork, you’ll have one leg containing the spring system, and the other leg containing the damper system. If this is news to...
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Tuning Your Suspension - Bracketing
Setting up suspension sounds like a daunting task for most - however it is not as complicated as some may think. Touching your adjustments will not cause your bike to explode, and you’ll quite likely find that riding on the...
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The Perfect Setup Doesn’t Exist
The perfect setup doesn't exist. (There, we said it). There is no perfect setup.There is no ‘correct’ setup.There is just the best overall compromise for your preferences.It’s a common misconception that one day, there will be one final adjustment click...
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What is fork stiction?
What is fork stiction? Definitions: Stiction: an abbreviation of “static friction” - the friction between stationary surfaces at rest, which resists them beginning to slide over one another. Friction: the resistance that one surface encounters when sliding over another. Generally...
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