so what is it.....shock (on the bike for the rear wheel) or fork (the thing attached to the front of the bike for the front wheel)Mtbaddict720 said:I seem to be bottoming out alot, nothing has happend to my bike and I can take the hit but am i eventually going to break my fork/shock???
what kind of fork???Mtbaddict720 said:fork is botttoming out. shock i dont know if it is not moe than 1 time on a run just on the drops maybe 10 ft. seems to small for it to be bottoming out but again i dont mind if it does and i like it soft for the bumps so im just wondering if it will break
On 10-15 footers you should be using most or ALL the travel. If you buy a long travel bike and never bottom out then you aren't using all the travel you paid for.BJ- said:you should not be botteming out your suspension off 10' drops, unless its to flat. and yes you will cause damage to your fork/shock/frame if you continue to do it.
provided you have your suspension set-up right, you shouldnt be using more than half your travel off 10-15' drops...
Not really. You should be using ALL travel a few times on a tech DH run, but you shouldn't feel it "bottom out" against the end of travel. If you are doing this, you're damaging the shock/fork. Using "all" the travel is bottoming out, but you shouldn't really be able to percieve it, and if it's hard enough that you can, it's a pretty good sign that you don't have your progressiveness adjusted enough, or your spring rate is too weak.ebfreerider510 said:it isn't really uncommon to bottom out a few times on a tech DH run...but if it is happening pretty frequently, then stiffer springs are calling your name.