Mountain Bike Gear Reviews

{ "@context": "", "@graph": { "@type": "FAQPage", "name": "Rear Shock FAQ", "url": "%url%", "datePublished": "%date(Y-m-d\\TH:i:sP)%", "dateModified": "%modified(Y-m-d\\TH:i:sP)%", "mainEntity": [ { "@type": "Question", "name": "How do you know if your rear shocks are going?", "url": "", "image": "", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "Different riding conditions can give you deceptive feedback, which is why you have so many settings. When you set up your shock, you set the sag to 30% of the travel length, and you may need to tighten this over time as the spring settles in.\n\nThe shock settings control the rate of rebound, and you may notice that the seat comes back far too fast when the shock is on its way out. You may also notice that the spring bottoms out a lot when going over objects. A shock in good working order should find it almost impossible to bottom out." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "What PSI should my shock be?", "url": "", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "The PSI of a shock depends a lot on the rider’s weight. The pressure can be anywhere from 70 PSI for a pre-teen up to 180 PSI for a heavy adult. Some riders use the rule of thumb to calculate the PSI, one PSI for each pound of rider.\n\nIf you are paying a lot for a shock, you may want to be more accurate, and the shock’s user manual will tell you the correct values. There are also plenty of online tools to calculate shock PSI." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "What size rear shock do I need?", "url": "", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "If you are replacing an existing shock, the best thing to do is measure the old one. If you have the manual for the old shock, even better, as you have the exact eye-to-eye length. You want to know that you have enough space in the frame to fit the shock you are going for.\n\nYou need to make sure that shocks with reservoirs have clearance from the frame when in full compression." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "Can I use a longer shock on the rear of my mountain-bike?", "url": "", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "You can try, but it is also a gamble. The length of the shock will change the handling and ride height. A long shock will be able to absorb more impact, but it will also change the angle of the rear frame.\n\nIn general, it is better to replace your old shock with one of a similar length." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "What pressure should my Fox rear shock be?", "url": "", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "Fox recommends that you work on adjusting the sag to 25% for a firm ride and 30% for a soft ride. Though they do have a caveat that you should never exceed the peak float air pressure. To prevent damage to the shock in demanding conditions, it is better to under-pressure, rather than over-pressure, the shock." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "How do MTB rear shocks work?", "url": "", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "Rear shocks come with the support of a large spring, which always wants to pull itself back to its original position. The shock is there to control the spring and pull energy from its motion and bring it to rest.\n\nThe shock is the action of a piston moving through a fluid (oil or gas) inside a cylinder, which provides stiction. Stiction converts the movement to heat, slowing the spring." } } ] } }