Those roots and rocks can ping you offline, despite being sure of your steering inputs. Too much travel can also dull the feedback of your trail bike. We recommend that a trail fork ideally have 34mm stanchions, at 130-140mm, for a 29er – possibly, up to 150mm, for the smaller 27.5in wheel size.
Is 160mm travel too much for hardtail?
Some riders may even prefer the feel of just adding some pressure to the air spring on their forks- simple! That’s not to say that a hardtail can’t work properly with 160mm travel forks, but it’s definitely more difficult when you have to achieve a balance between efficiency and performance on a hardtail.
How much travel is too much for a hardtail?
Pick a frame that is the way you want it for the travel you want. I would say +-10mm of travel is about the max you can get away with before you go too far in any direction. So if you like the geo at 120mm, don’t then stick 150s on it. Its not the same bike.
Is 160mm travel too much for trail riding?
160mm of travel is only really needed if you’re hitting big hucks, or you’re smashing really long bouldery fast descents. Do I need 160mm travel? 99% of the time, no.
Is 150 mm travel too much?
150mm is absolute overkill for every trail in the lower peninsula. Get a downcountry bike instead if you want to go the full suspension route. Or a rowdy hardtail.
Is 150mm travel enough for Enduro?
What should I look for in the best enduro mountain bikes? An enduro bike is basically a mountain bike with at least 150mm of suspension travel, but more commonly 160-180mm. They’re built for the rigours of racing full-bore downhill whilst being sufficiently efficient on climbs and contouring trails too.
Is 150 mm of travel enough for downhill?
Long-travel bikes usually have 150-170mm of rear travel to handle tough downhill trails. Front travel often matches rear travel but sometimes can be more. Trail and enduro bikes fall into this category. They absorb big hits and smooth out rough terrain.
Is 170mm travel too much?
But Yeah, 170mm will still be fine, you are getting on for DH-esq travel, however if you think you might make use of it, or it will help you man up a shade more then there’s no harm in giving it a whirl.
Is 120 enough to travel?
In addition, you’re not likely to notice much difference between a 120mm, 130mm, and 140mm fork. Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders.
Is 100mm travel enough on a 29er?
yes, it’s plenty. pro-Dh’ers need/use 200mm-ish. mere mortals will be riding stuff that’s half as gnarly*, half as fast*. that’ll be 100mm being plenty for us then.
What Mountain Bike has the most travel?
Enduro. Enduro bikes have between 150 and 170mm, or even 180mm, of travel in the most extreme cases. They are designed to tackle the toughest tracks and bike park laps while still being light enough to pedal to the top of the hills.
How much travel does a trail bike have?
Trail bikes usually have between 120 mm and 150 mm of travel. They are not built for the toughest trails but trails that are worse than XC trails. Therefore, they have more travel than any XC bike and are mostly full suspension bikes, though you can find a few hardtails in this category.
How much difference does 20mm of travel make?
As a rough estimate, each 20mm of travel added will correlate to a one-degree difference in the head tube angle.
Is 140mm travel too much?
140mm of travel is not much in real terms…its just like a slight bend of the legs… I think many people get caught up in exactly how much travel to use. The important thing is that the travel you use suits the bike design and wont spoil the angles or turn it into a “chopper”.
Is 140mm travel enough for Squamish?
It’s not so much bike that easier trails are boring and the trails where it’s just not enough bike are trails I am not going to ride anyways. Today’s crop of 140-150mm 29ers are super capable. You could argue that the longer travel bike covers the same ground and has more margin of safety on the more difficult trails.
Is 150mm travel enough for bike park?
150 mm travel fork is plenty! You will have fun for sure. If you are the biker for big jumps & drops and bike parks the Swoop is a great bike. But takes fun away when doing trail biking on tamer trails.
Can you ride XC bike on trails?
Can you ride XC trails on a trail bike? Yes, you can ride a trail bike on cross-country terrain! Having the right bike for the terrain that you are riding is always going to improve your overall experience.
Are XC bikes good for jumps?
Yes, you can jump a XC bike and in fact it happens all the time in normal cross country usage. Like everything else, however, there are limitations to how far you can go before you damage your bike. I certainly would only do the above on a trail bike. Mountain bikes can be very expensive to say the least.
What does 130mm travel mean?
~130mm Travel: “Trail” Bikes
Around 130mm travel is what most companies would call a “Trail” bike. These are generally designed for all around riding. They climb pretty well, and they descend pretty well. 130mm is also about the longest travel fork that you’ll commonly find on a hardtail.
Will Ibis make an aluminum Ripley?
Ibis recently released the more affordable Ripley AF, an aluminum-framed version of their popular short travel trail bike. This 29er has 120mm of rear travel paired with a 130mm fork and an up-to-date, modern geometry.
Can I put a 120mm fork on a 100mm bike?
For all around riding, should be fine, but you may notice it’s a bit harder to keep the front wheel down on the steep uphills. You’re turning black metallic.
What does 120 mm of travel mean on a bike?
travel is how far down the fork can compress (how much shorter it will get when it is pushed as far as it will go) like spawne said, short travell (usually 120mm or less) is for cross country, medium (130-160mm usually) is for trail, or all mountain riding. anything 160mm or more will be for downhill or freeride.
How much travel do XC bikes have?
|Type of Mountain Bike||Suspension Travel||Recommended Sag*|
|XC race||80 – 100mm||15 – 25%|
|Trail, all mountain||100 – 160mm||20 – 30%|
|Freeride and downhill||160 – 200mm||25 – 35%|
How much suspension travel does a car have?
The amount of shock travel needed depends on the type of suspension you are working with (solid axle, or independent) so it is best to consider wheel travel as well. Most street driven vehicles should have a minimum of 2.5-3” of compression travel at the wheel and 2-2.5” of rebound travel as a good rule of thumb.
How much travel should you use?
Set sag between 20-30%. If you only ride smooth trails, you should still use about 3/4 of the travel. Measure this, since the exposed stanchion is longer than fork travel. If you start to ride harder or start to ride rougher trails and bigger drops, you will need to add air.
Is 80mm travel enough?
I rode it for 3 rides and came to the conclusion that 80mm isn’t enough. I have to run too much air in it to allow it to be plush. Upping the travel to 90mm made a noticable difference in plushness. If your frame will accomodate, I’d suggest 100mm.
Can the YT Capra climb?
It worked well up switchbacks and tight climbs, and the short top tube really did let me manipulate my weight on the bike.