The best way to lock-off your rear suspension on your mountain bike is to pull the brake lever up to its highest position.
This is the easiest way to lock-off your rear suspension, and it will also prevent you from riding over jumps.
Do I need rear suspension lockout?
It depends on the vehicle. If your vehicle has an independent rear suspension, you do not need rear suspension lockout. If your vehicle has a live axle rear suspension, you do need it.
How does suspension lockout work?
A Lockout is a small switch placed on the upper portion of your MTB/Hybrid Bicycle’s front fork that decreases the low speed compression rate of the front fork. A lockout can be routed to the handlebar, which is called as a remote lockout.
What does a fork lockout do?
Lockout suspensions are used in mountain biking to prevent the fork from losing compression with the stanchion when the front wheel hits a bump. This keeps the shock from bottoming out and losing its compression. It can be adjusted to be fully rigid or have a soft compression rate.
Is suspension lockout necessary?
Not all cyclists need suspension. If you don’t need the suspension, it’s going to be much more efficient to be able to disable it. If you know that you’re never (or close to never) going to be riding the bike on paved surfaces then you probably won’t need the lockout, but if that’s not the case, then you almost certainly should favour the lockout.
Is fork lockout important?
A fork will only really pogo around a lot if you get out of the saddle and honk on the bars. If you stay seated and spin a smooth, 80RPM cadence you won’t get a lot of unwanted movement. So if you’re looking to keep your bike in one piece, you don’t need to carry a fork lock.
When should I lock my suspension fork?
Usually, the only times you would lock out your rear suspension (fork) would be when on a long non-technical climb, or other long distance ride. Mountain bike suspension often features multiple modes, to better set up the bike to climb or descend, and one of these common features is the lock out.
How does lock out suspension work?
A lockout is a small switch placed atop the front right stanchion of your mountain bike’s suspension which when engaged decreases the low speed compression rate of the front fork. This means that the fork is able to compress and expand more easily without having to overcome the friction of the inner tube. It can also be adjusted so that it is fully rigid so that your bike feels completely solid when you ride and can maintain consistent speeds while climbing.
Are lockout forks worth it?
Registered. You definitely don’t need a lock-out on your fork. On steep smooth climbs where you’re out of the saddle a lock-out is nice – as it prevents the front end from bouncing up and down. However it’s not necessary, and unless you spend a lot of time out of the saddle it isn’t important at all.
Do I need suspension lockout?
Yes, you do need suspension lockout. Using an air filter to remove debris from your air is an important part of keeping your air clean. However, an air filter is not effective against pollen, dust, mold, and other debris that could cause breathing problems. Therefore, it’s important to have a suspension lockout in your air filter.
When should I lock my mountain bike suspension?
The best time to lock out the suspension on your mountain bike is when you are doing a long non-technical trail climb or riding a long distance on a flat surface. When locked out, the suspension will help transfer more of the rider’s weight to the bike’s wheels, so you won’t lose any traction while riding. This will help maintain traction and stability while climbing, as well as provide for smoother riding when you are doing a long, flat, non-technical ride.
When should I lock my bike suspension?
The best time to lock out the suspension on your mountain bike is when you are doing a long non-technical trail climb or riding a long distance on a flat surface. Lockouts are typically used at specific times to help prevent wasting pedaling energy in the form of bobbing of the suspension.
What is suspension lockout?
A suspension lockout is a small switch that is placed atop the front right stanchion of your MTB/Hybrid Bicycle’s suspension. When engaged, it decreases the low speed compression rate of the front fork, allowing you to ride at a lowered speed without affecting the suspension’s performance.
Is it bad to ride with suspension locked out?
It will not hurt the shock. It just closes off the low speed compression and everything goes though the high speed blow off washers. This more or less happens when you do a large jump anyway. Don’t over think it.