What does travel mean in a mountain bike?

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

What is the ride on a mountain bike?

The maximum distance that the front or rear suspension of the Mountain Bike can compress before bottoming out is called travel. The higher the travel, the more force the suspension can absorb.

Is it better to travel on a mountain bike?

The riding style and discipline of the bike will be determined by the balance of those factors. Longer travel bikes are heavier or more expensive and have a stronger construction to help deal with more extreme levels of terrain.

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.

Is 100mm 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 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.

I don't know if I need 160mm travel

If you smash really long bouldery fast descents, you only need 160mm of travel. 99% of the time, I don't need 160mm travel.

How much travel should I take on my mountain bike?

The type of bike is as follows: 30 to 50 20′′ and 24′′ kids' bikes, 60 to 80 24′′ kids' bikes, hybrid bikes, and all mountain bikes.

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.

Is 130mm travel enough for downhill?

That is your limit when you compete in Rampage. Or if you race downhill. You will be fine on a 130mm.

A short travel bike is what it is

The marshal is Olson. For trail riding, I think of a short-travel bike as having somewhere between 120 and 140mm of travel. A bike with less travel than that should have a number plate attached and a racer in the saddle.

How much travel should a hardtail take?

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 130mm rear travel enough?

A registered person. Jayem said that around 120-130mm of travel is a good amount for a variety of riding, including big descents on rides and smaller jumps/drops that are often designed into non-DH-specific trails.

What does 130mm travel mean?

Most companies would call a bike around 130mm travel a "Trail" bike. These are designed for all types of riding. They climb and descend well. 130mm is the longest travel fork you can find on a hardtail.

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 possible to put 120mm forks on a 100mm frame?

It is a bit harder to keep the front wheel down on the steep uphills.

Is it possible to put 140mm forks on a 100mm bike?

There is no reason to put a 140mm fork on a frame that is designed for 100. It will not ride better and it may break.

Is 130mm enough for enduro?

Short travel mountain bikes are great for all-round biking, whether it's flat or hilly. You should not need more travel than 100-130mm for All-mountain, Cross-country, and Trail riding. The bikes with travel between 140-180mm are intended for intense downhill and enduro-style riding.

How much difference does 20mm of travel make?

Each 20mm of travel added will correlate to a one-degree difference in the head tube angle.

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 140mm travel enough for Enduro?

140mm trail mountain bikes are difficult to ride. On the other hand, you could say that these bikes are too heavy for back country adventures but too light for trail adventures. A 140mm ride is a trail bike with bite.