How much travel does mountain bike have?

Most modern mountain bikes have between 100mm and 170mm of suspension travel. This covers everything from cross-country race machines to hard-hitting bikes.

How much travel should a mountain bike shock provide?

The Sag* XC race 80 - 100mm 15 - 25% Trail, all mountain 100 - 160mm 20 - 30% Freeride and downhill are recommended.

Is 100mm fork travel enough?

A 100mm full suspension 29er is going to shred anything you throw at it for a long time. That is a good amount of travel to start with, and on a 29er it is going to feel even more. The epic has a balanced geometry.

Is fork travel better?

The more travel a fork has, the heavier it will be, so the Chassis will be designed to reflect these demands. It will feel big and cumbersome on the climbs if you have a burlier fork that is more capable on the descents.

Is it too much for 150mm travel?

Every trail in the lower peninsula needs 150mm. If you want to go the full suspension route, you should get a downcountry bike. A rowdy hardtail.

How much travel should shock you?

The amount of shock travel needed depends on the type of suspension you are working with, so it is best to consider wheel travel as well. A good rule of thumb is that most street driven vehicles should have 2.5 to 3” of compression travel at the wheel and 2 to 2.5” of rebound travel.

How much travel do I need?

It is dependent on your riding style and intended use. If you want to do a lot of dirt jump, go with a 100mm jump fork. A 120 to 130 trail would work well. A 140 to 160mm fork is the ticket for Free ride.

Is 40% too thin?

Depending on the situation, between 15% and 40% is ideal. The starting point for Riffle's travel bikes is between 25% and 30%. Depending on the bike and the course, it was more than 30% when he was racing downhill.

Is it too much for 170mm travel?

If you think 170mm will help you man up a shade more, then you should give it a try.

Is 80mm travel enough?

I decided that 80mm isn't enough after riding it for 3 rides. I can't allow it to be plush because I have too much air in it. The travel to 90mm made a difference in plushness. I would suggest 100mm if your frame will accommodate it.

What amount of travel should I be using?

Set between 20% and 30%. You should still use about 1/3 of the travel if you only ride smooth trails. The exposed stanchion is longer than fork travel. If you start to ride harder, you will need to add air.

Is 120mm travel enough?

You won't notice much difference between a 120mm, 130mm, and 140mm fork. A 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders.

Is 150mm travel enough?

The lightest bikes are often used on the toughest trails. A mountain bike with at least 150mm of suspension travel is called an enduro bike. They are built for racing full-bore downhill and being efficient on climbs and trails too.

What do you mean by travel on a mountain bike?

Travel is the maximum distance that the front or rear suspension can compress before bottoming out.

Is trail bikes good for jumps?

The answer is that you can do up to 2 foot jumps along the trails and be fine on a good quality xc bike. If the jump is too big on downhill, just go around it or slow down a little so the bike lives to ride another day. Take a path around the drop and enjoy the rest of the course.

How do you calculate travel shocks?

If you want to record the exact compression, raise the wheel to 4” above ride height. You can record the distance between the shock mounts. The motion ratio is the amount of shock moved between the two.

How do you measure a bike's shock?

Measure the eye to eye length to be the most accurate method for shock measurement. Slowly remove the air from the shock by attaching a shock pump. Measure the eye to eye length again after the shock has been compressed. The usable stroke is the measurement from the initial eye to eye length. In other words, (ie). 185 is 132.50 and 52 is 132.50.

Is it a good idea for shocks to stay compressed?

The more rebound, the slower the shock will return to ride height, and the more it will smooth out the ride; in a turn, it will help reduce some of the roll on the inside wheel. The initial load pressure of gas-charged shocks is due to the gas charge, so they don't stay compressed like the original shock.

How much travel is too much?

Pick a frame that is the way you want it. I don't think you can get away with more than 10mm of travel before you go too far. If you like the geo at 120mm, don't stick 150s on it.

What does 120mm travel mean?

Medium travell is for trail, or all mountain riding, and short travell is for cross country. Anything over 160mm will be used for downhill or freeride.

Is it possible to increase fork travel?

Longer stanchions will result in a heavier part if you upgrade from an entry-level fork. As forks get longer, stanchions increase in diameter to prevent the fork from flexing.