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

Postby Roy » June 28th, 2013, 8:26 am

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.
Forks could be engineered to have a constant compression rate. But that would take you take right up the end of travel and BAM.
Before you start changing things return the fork to Fox have it checked. If there is something wrong inside, Fox is best equipped to find the problem. If there is something wrong inside, any change will be like putting lipstick on a pig.


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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.


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