Fox f29 36 rl 100mm fork problems...

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Re: Fox f29 36 rl 100mm fork problems...

Postby KLydesdale » June 28th, 2013, 9:13 am

Roy wrote:Hitting trees is never fun. It is never the tree's fault and usually not the bike's fault. It might or could be a Fox's fork fault if it broke just before you lose control.
If you bottom out a fork, it will recoil and you better be ready for that recoil. If you over dampen recoil the fork will stack and stop working.



Personally, I think the fact that stuntbikejustin grabbed a handful of rear brake but never touched the front lever had just as much to do with him hitting that tree as anything the fork did. Most experienced MTBers know that braking only with with the rear on a downhill gives you very limited stopping power and greatly reduced directional control.
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Re: Fox f29 36 rl 100mm fork problems...

Postby xcrdr » June 28th, 2013, 9:24 am

KLydesdale wrote:
Roy wrote:Hitting trees is never fun. It is never the tree's fault and usually not the bike's fault. It might or could be a Fox's fork fault if it broke just before you lose control.
If you bottom out a fork, it will recoil and you better be ready for that recoil. If you over dampen recoil the fork will stack and stop working.



Personally, I think the fact that stuntbikejustin grabbed a handful of rear brake but never touched the front lever had just as much to with him hitting that tree than anything the fork did. Most experienced MTBers know that braking only with with the rear on a downhill gives you very limted stopping power and greatly reduced directional control.


The video evidence confirmes this. I'm sure the trailbed looked sweet after this one.
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Re: Fox f29 36 rl 100mm fork problems...

Postby stuntbikejustin » June 29th, 2013, 9:31 am

the crash wasnt the forks fault. i over corrected n landed on the outside slope of the trail. the only braking was an oh *beep* im gonna crash front and rear before i hit. otherwise i dont brake unless theres a corner... (that i skid around) and yeah i skid all over do burnouts n wheelies. Dont cry its just dirt.
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