201901 - MOUNTAIN BIKE SUSPENSION BASICS

REPAIR & SERVICE – MOUNTAIN BIKE SUSPENSION BASICS

Rupert Fernandes BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

It’s great to see a lot of riders jump onto Mountain Bikes nowadays. A very versatile bike option – people use it for riding trails, for commuting to work, for long distance road rides (!!!) and for the occasional ride around town.

While basic service and upkeep is absolutely necessary, all mountain bikes worth their salt have a basic to advanced suspension systems which require regular maintenance to ensure the ride quality is awesome, the rider is safe and to prevent wear of expensive suspension components.

Here are 4 videos that explain the basics of bicycle suspension, regular service options that need to be performed and some simle DIY tips for you to take care of your suspension at home.

Our mechanics might look a tad threatening and thug-gy – but these are 4 quick and informative videos that are a must see for every mountain biker to understand the basics of bicycle suspensions.

INTRODUCTION TO BICYCLE SUSPENSIONS

Video talks about

  • What is a suspension?
  • Types of suspension
  • Different Suspension for Different Disciplines

PARTS OF A BICYCLE SUSPENSION

Video talks about

  • Front fork anatomy
  • Rear shock anatomy
  • Suspension Adjustment and Function Options

WHY IS REGULAR SERVICE NECESSARY

Video talks about

  • Why service your suspension
  • What happenes when you service my forks?
  • What happens when you service my rear suspension?

D.I.Y SUSPENSION SERVICE AT HOME

Video shares basic Suspension maintenance tips.


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