- 1 How do you service a suspension on a mountain bike?
- 2 Why is my front suspension stiff?
- 3 Is it bad to bottom out MTB suspension?
- 4 Can I use wd40 on my bike suspension?
- 5 How do I lubricate my bike suspension?
- 6 How important is rear suspension on a mountain bike?
- 7 Can you jump a full suspension mountain bike?
- 8 Does front suspension slow down?
- 9 How do I tighten my suspension?
How do you service a suspension on a mountain bike?
What You Can Do at Home
- Clean Your Fork and Shock After Every Ride. Completely clean your fork and rear shock after each and every ride.
- Turn Your Bike Upside Down. You can also turn your bike upside down now and then for about 20 minutes at a time.
- Install a Mudguard.
- Inspect Your Stanchions Regularly.
Why is my front suspension stiff?
Preload and Rebound Speed. Preload is HOW STIFF is the suspension, and it’s related to how much force must be applied to compress it. More preload means you need more force (apply more weight) to compress the fork by a given distance or travel.
“You should bottom out a couple of times a ride on the trail you ride the most and feel the most confident on,” says Fitzsimmons. “If the terrain is steep, it will be hard to bottom out the fork unless it’s a jump, drop off, or impacting large braking holes entering a turn.
Can I use wd40 on my bike suspension?
Yes you can use WD 40 on your chain. The big problem is getting the WD 40 on the rubber seals in the rear wheel bearings, suspension bearings, and the BB bearings. The WD 40 can really clean up a chainit is too light to stick around long enough to act as a good lubricant
How do I lubricate my bike suspension?
Keeping oil in and dirt out To encourage the oil to lubricate the upper bushes and the seals in the fork leg, it is helpful to turn the fork upside down to let the lubrication run down. Turn your bike upside down and allow 20 minutes for the oil to run down into the seals.
How important is rear suspension on a mountain bike?
Full-suspension mountain bikes have both a front suspension fork and a rear shock. The rear shock improves the bike’s traction, control and rider comfort.
Can you jump a full suspension mountain bike?
Check your bike: It’s important to make sure you have a mountain bike that’s designed to handle jumping. While suspension is not absolutely necessary, most riders enjoy either front or full suspension to absorb the impact of landing a jump.
Does front suspension slow down?
Yes, technically they should slow you down because some of your energy is being wasted (the amount will depend on your riding style). But practically that won’t make a lot of difference; more importantly you’d be able to carry more speed over rough ground and should get less tired from vibrations through the forks.
How do I tighten my suspension?
One can get oil-based shock absorbers filled with higher viscosity oil (thick oil) that make the ride quite stiff. Or you could get new gas filled shock absorbers that also provide a slightly stiffer ride. There are race / rally based shock absorbing systems that will make the ride stiffer as well.