Suspension Forks for Mountain Bikes (MTB)

There is a jargon specific terms when talking of the suspension fork of a bicycle mtb mountain bike. But things can complicate something else when manufacturers use forks terms. The management of these terms when discussing suspension fork or a mountain bicycle is very important both to make the choice right fork to perform maintenance of said fork or suspension. Below is a list of terms used to refer to the fork or the suspension of mtb mountain bike.

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Choosing MTB Suspension Forks:

To help you choose a fork MTB should be familiar with the terms used when talking about forks a suspension mtb mountain bike. The last of the refinements in the design of suspension forks MTB appear to be arcs and curves rear shock movement and the braking effect in the design of the rear suspension. As always, all manufacturers of forks MTB claim their system is the best. The truth is that if you invest in a suspension fork or your bike mtb should suit more or less the type of driving you do. Therefore you should at least know some terms, and know how to interact. All these terms are interrelated and there are so many variables that it is practically impossible. You can find a good compromise between many terms, after meeting. Leading manufacturers of bicycle forks and suspensions are four: Marzocchi, Manitou, Fox and Rock Shox along with some smaller brands, there are manufacturers and RST Suntour forks as they strive to provide good options for tighter budgets.

Most used terms on forks or suspensions for MTB

Travel. This is the amount of movement in a fork or rear shock bicycle mtb mountain bike. In the most expensive fork travel and tour stops can be adjusted externally. It is done by turning a screw control mode at the top of one of the arms on the forks. The more travel mtb forks are best for lowering the forks lower path for the increases.

Rebound. This is the speed at which the fork and rear suspension mountain bike mtb recovers after being pressed. In most forks and rear shocks rebound can be adjusted in order to alter the feel of the bike mtb behavior.

Lock. It also has several names of specific brands of forks and suspensions mtb. Basically, the lock lets you turn your fork or rear suspension mtb MTB mountain bike for road use. Whether this is good or not negotiable, there are conflicting opinions.Normally in buying a fork and rear suspension mountain bike mtb you have to pay more if it is locked.

Pro Pedal, valves stable platform (SPV), etc. These are the specific terms that manufacturers mtb forks or suspensions for use in attempts to reduce the BOB.

BOB. It is the movement in a fork or a rear cushion induced pedaling. BOB reduce and eliminate unwanted is the holy grail of design or suspension fork mtb mountain bike.

SAG. This is the amount a fork or rear shock a mountain bike mtb compresses when the rider is normally mounted on the bicycle. This is especially important when it comes to air forks and is critical to properly set the rear air shocks on the mtb bicycle. This is normally done by measuring the gap on his bicycle, consult the manufacturer ‘s recommendations fork or rear suspension to put more air in the shock or releasing air.

Elastomer. Basically a fork or economic front suspension for mtb bicycle, it is a large piece of rubber contracts / compressed to provide suspension fork of the bike mtb.

Damping. This is a way to control the movement of the suspension of the bicycle (especially spring). Normally this motion smoothing function or suspension fork is made with oil or air.

Corona. This is the piece of metal that connects the two legs of the fork of a bicycle mtb with the set on top. In most of the forks will be a single crown. Some forks or suspensions downhill and freeride bikes mounted triple crown or double crown forks. These are the arms that cradle mounts to get as close as possible to the bicycle handlebar mountain mtb.

Breaks the chain during pedaling. This can result in some suspension bikes. Basically, as the rear wheel moves in the box relative to the front during pedaling. Most manufacturers claim that its suspension system prevents or reduces this problem. Through the rear triangle trapeze system, the distance of the chain, the chain length always stays the same. This provides maximum pedaling efficiency.

Single pivot / four – bar / VPP / Maestro. It is a collection of designs generic and specific fork or suspension of each brand.Basically it is how the rear shock, the frame and wheels are attached.

In hybrid and city bikes advertising messages focus on suspension seats and suspension forks short haul. These are designed to withstand some of the irregularities and add a ride comfort. Forks or suspensions for mtb Mountain are designed not only for some of the obstacles on the course, but also to make it possible to bring some comfort to use. As with most things in mountain biking there are many different types of suspension, depending on the type of riding you are doing.

XC suspension bikes. One of the disadvantages of full suspension bikes is that you can lose a bit of power in each pedal stroke for the rear shock absorption (commonly known as Bob). Similarly, although the suspension bikes and are increasingly lighter and generally weigh less than a full suspension bike of similar quality. So if your interest is the speed and lightness, a rigid bike with a short front fork travel is often the best option. However, if we are to move out of hard tracks and trails, you might want to try a full suspension bike.