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    Fork questoin

    How much travel do you use just by bouncing hard on the bike?
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    about 3/4 of the travel......


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    about 3/4 of the travel......
    5 3/4 inches
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    5 3/4 inches
    5.75 in

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    5.75 in
    no 5 3/4 inches man
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    about 2/3 travel

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    it depends. on my urban assault hardtail with 100mm of travel- about 30mm or less(thats still pretty plush for most people.). on downhill freerride bikes- more. on a 200 mm travel fork- 100mm, half. for freerding you want it setup really plush. for street, dj- stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cummings
    it depends. on my urban assault hardtail with 100mm of travel- about 30mm or less(thats still pretty plush for most people.). on downhill freerride bikes- more. on a 200 mm travel fork- 100mm, half. for freerding you want it setup really plush. for street, dj- stiffer.
    sounds like you are talking about setting up the proper sag, he asked how much travel you use by hard bouncing. if you are talking about hard bouncing and you are only using that much travel on your forks, they are not set up corectly......


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    k good because everyone tells me my fork is too soft but i use about 3/4 travel by bouncing hard and i bottom once or twice during good rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    sounds like you are talking about setting up the proper sag, he asked how much travel you use by hard bouncing. if you are talking about hard bouncing and you are only using that much travel on your forks, they are not set up corectly......
    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm only 125lbs. And you say that if I'm only using that much travel on BOTH forks and I should be using more, including my street/dj fork, I think you're wrong. Do you expect me to be using 50mm or more on a 100mm street fork just by bouncing hard?? I think not. And I never said that the dh bike was mine, i said "on a dh/fr bike" I just tried one at my lbs. It wasn't set up for a 125lbs. person but I understand your confusion regarding that part of my post.

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    I used less than than on a 2foot drop of my old fork after I added more oil, it felt a lot better than having the fork feel like it was going to bottom out.

    Quote Originally Posted by cummings
    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm only 125lbs. And you say that if I'm only using that much travel on BOTH forks and I should be using more, including my street/dj fork, I think you're wrong. Do you expect me to be using 50mm or more on a 100mm street fork just by bouncing hard?? I think not. And I never said that the dh bike was mine, i said "on a dh/fr bike" I just tried one at my lbs. It wasn't set up for a 125lbs. person but I understand your confusion regarding that part of my post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shook_dh
    k good because everyone tells me my fork is too soft but i use about 3/4 travel by bouncing hard and i bottom once or twice during good rides
    sounds to me like your fork is set up just fine....

    unless your fork is set up super stiff, you should be able to almost bottom it with some hard bouncing.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by shook_dh
    k good because everyone tells me my fork is too soft but i use about 3/4 travel by bouncing hard and i bottom once or twice during good rides

    sounds perfect...it means you are using ALL of your travel on rides
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by shook_dh
    k good because everyone tells me my fork is too soft but i use about 3/4 travel by bouncing hard and i bottom once or twice during good rides

    they say that cause they all wiegh 135 ib +... you wiegh like 20.

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