How much travel do I need for bike parks?
They say that riders need at least 140mm travel to kind of enjoy the park and 200 mm to properly enjoy the park. Well my bike only has 130mm, but I’m a light rider (120 lbs).
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.
Is 140mm travel enough for Enduro?
Anything between 120 mm and 140 mm is suitable. Enduro riders can ride any bike with 140 mm to 180 mm of travel, while 140 mm may seem the least incapable in this discipline. Most of the downhill bikes I’ve seen are between 180 mm and over 200 mm of suspension travel.
Is 140mm travel enough for jumps?
On one hand 140mm is still a good amount of travel and when combined with 29″ wheels I feel it will do 95% of what I want it to do perfectly well. On the other I can’t help thinking 160mm will cover me for the 5% of the time where things get rougher and the extra travel comes in handy.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Is 140 mm fork enough?
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. As fork travel increases with trail bikes, the latitude of responsiveness from your damper becomes more complex.
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.
Is 140mm 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 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.
How much travel should a hardtail have?
It depends totally on your riding style and the intended use. For pretty much XC or dirt jump, go with a 100mm XC or dirt jump fork. For general trail riding a 120 to 130 would work well. For AM to light Free ride a 140 to 160mm fork would be the ticket.