- 1 How do I know if my bike shocks are blown?
- 2 How do you fix a stuck shock?
- 3 Do Trek bikes have shocks?
- 4 What PSI should rear shocks be?
- 5 Can you jump a full suspension mountain bike?
- 6 What are symptoms of bad shocks?
- 7 Can shocks lock up?
- 8 Why is my suspension so stiff?
- 9 Why are Trek bikes so expensive?
- 10 What’s better hardtail or full suspension?
- 11 What PSI should my mountain bike shocks be?
How do I know if my bike shocks are blown?
If it takes the shock 3 seconds to return to full length when the rebound is set all the way in there is no way it is blown. But it is a Romic so any day now it will blow, oil will leak all over the place when it happens. You will know, fast rebound and some clunking noise.
How do you fix a stuck shock?
“Stuck Down” Shock Procedure
- Release air pressure from the shock by removing the air cap and depressing the Schrader valve.
- Using a FOX Racing Shox High Pressure Pump, pressurize the shock to 250 psi.
- If the shock does not extend, it is stuck down.
Do Trek bikes have shocks?
They sport 4 to 6 inches of travel and often feature forks and rear shocks that have travel adjustments — making climbing easier. Plus, they boast more stable geometry — letting you go faster downhill.
What PSI should rear shocks be?
The Fox website says the safe operating range is 50 to 300 PSI.
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.
What are symptoms of bad shocks?
The Warning Signs Of Worn Shocks And Struts
- Instability at highway speeds.
- Vehicle “tips” to one side in turns.
- The front end dives more than expected during hard braking.
- Rear-end squat during acceleration.
- Tires bouncing excessively.
- Unusual tire wear.
- Leaking fluid on the exterior of shocks or struts.
Can shocks lock up?
There are times when your vehicle’s shock absorbers freeze, thereby impairing the proper functioning of your suspension system. Applying new absorbers to the suspension system will have you up and running in no time.
Why is my suspension so stiff?
If your vehicle has a very stiff suspension, it may be because it has heavier duty performance shocks that are designed to make the car handle better rather than provide a soft ride. The Sport shocks are much stiffer than the Touring shocks, which are designed for maximum highway comfort.
Why are Trek bikes so expensive?
Why are Trek Bikes So Expensive? To make a bike lighter, Trek Bikes and other companies use carbon fiber which is stiff, lightweight, and dampens some of the vibrations from the road. Much research and development cost goes into building these high-end bikes priced around $10,000.
What’s better hardtail or full suspension?
Full suspension will give you the confidence and handling a hardtail never could. Cross country riding is only getting more technical and this is where full suspension bikes really shine. Full suspension bikes aren’t cheap, so if your budget is tight, you may get more bang for your buck from a hardtail.
What PSI should my mountain bike shocks be?
Often yes, usually rear shocks run 100-200psi, but fork psi varies a lot, depending on the design. Get the sag around 25% (maybe slightly less sag in the front than the rear) and see how it rides (that’s what really matters), adjust on the trail as needed.