How do MTB rear shocks work?

How do I know if my mountain bike shocks are bad?

Weird noises coming from the shocks or forks that sound like grinding, clunking, and slurping. This is a sign that it may need to be replaced or in need of a service. All so if the rear shocks are swishing or slurping means that the damper oil is cavitated, in which case it needs to be replaced.

How do you know if your rear shocks are going?

The most accurate method for shock measurement:

  1. Measure the eye to eye length.
  2. Attach a shock pump and slowly remove all the air from the shock.
  3. Compress the shock fully and measure the eye to eye length again.
  4. Subtract this measurement from the initial eye to eye length to find the usable stroke. (ie. 185 – 132.5 = 52.5)

Are Hardtails faster than full suspension?

Speed When It Counts: The aforementioned traction and handling chops that a full-suspension bike possesses mean that on certain racecourses, a full-suspension bike will be faster than a hardtail bike, despite being heavier with slightly less efficient pedaling.

Are Hardtails more fun?

Hardtails are a little rougher, but that just adds to the sense of speed, even if you’re not riding as fast. They can even be more fun on some trails: the kind of trail that isn’t too rough and needs a bit of pedaling, a sweet jump trail, or a fresh secret trail where you’re surfing loam all the way down.

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Is full suspension mountain bike worth it?

You want a more comfortable ride: A full-suspension mountain bike will soak up most of the jarring bumps that would otherwise be sent to your body (and in some cases, buck you off your bike). This can help reduce fatigue, which in turn can allow you to ride faster, for longer, with greater comfort.

Why are Fox shocks so expensive?

they are expensive because they are great. stiff, durable, and in practice can go years without servicing.

Are coil shocks better for heavy riders?

If you are riding ‘Enduro’ or DH trails then a coil shock is definitely worth considering, especially if you are a heavy rider and like to hit big jumps and gnarly rock gardens.

Do volume spacers reduce travel?

In a few words, if you’re bottoming out frequently, but your sag is correctly set, add a volume spacer to reduce air chamber volume and increase the rate of progression in your suspension. Reducing volume makes your suspension firmer sooner in the travel, increasing the spring rate in the mid and end-stroke.

Do air shocks have oil in them?

No. They are not servicable. If you lose the majority of the oil (e.g. leave them laying on their sides off the bike), they’re done. The minor amount you get when checking/adding the air is of no concern.