Users' questions

Can you adjust coil forks?

Can you adjust coil forks?

Coil sprung forks have a way to compress or relax the spring by turning a knob on the fork. Adjusting the forks preload requires measuring the sag -how much the fork compresses when the rider is sitting on the bike. If you wish to firm up the fork, turn the preload dial towards the positive symbol.

Can you adjust travel on forks?

In recent years forks with on-the-fly travel adjustment have fallen out of fashion, and rightly so. If you have a RockShox Solo Air fork then changing the travel is pretty easy and a relatively cheap option.

How do you adjust motorcycle forks?

Set sag on front forks Use a cable-tie, compress the forks, let them settle and push the cable tie up to the outer dust seal. Get off, and take the weight off the front so the forks are fully extended. The sag is the distance it’s travelled.

Can I put 150mm forks on a 120mm bike?

If you are one who likes to test things and push boundaries and if the frame was no longer of any value to you using a 120mm fork, you could give the 150mm a go and see what happens. But just be ready for the worst to possibly happen. It is possible, nothing will prevent you from doing so.

What is a preload adjuster on forks?

It’s simply the initial compression of the internal spring in the fork. The more it’s compressed, the stiffer the fork will feel. Bigger preload compresses the spring more, and so it’s best for heavier riders and/or people who need/prefer the stiffer ride (racers etc.)

Can I put a 120mm fork on a 100mm bike?

Yes, it is noticeable but not a disaster. You may have to alter the stem length to compensate but if you want to try it, go for it.

How do you stiffen Forks?

Just fill the fork tubes up to the rim with sand and then screw the cap back on. That will stiffen them up. My method’s much better than noob’s.

How do you adjust the stiffness of a suspension fork?

Use the preload adjustment knob to select the level of stiffness or softness of the fork– as long as it is not locked out as a rigid fork. Ensure the lockout lever is unlocked.

Where is the adjuster knob on a fork?

It’s held on with bolts at the bottom of the fork legs. The right-hand leg has a rebound adjuster knob – this just pulls out. Put it somewhere safe, and then undo the bolts on both legs four full turns. Inside the fork the damper and spring shafts are wedged into the bottom of the lower leg.

Can a 386 Evo fit in a BB?

The sleeve in between the two cups is extra long, so it works great for 386 evo frames, and keeping internally routed di2 wires away from the spindle. Bought this for my new Skylon. Fits in the bb easily and does the job.

What’s the best way to remove a fork?

Inside the fork the damper and spring shafts are wedged into the bottom of the lower leg. To free them so you can get the lowers off, tap the bolts upwards. A rubber-faced mallet is best. Failing that, a suitably-sized block of wood and a hammer do the job.

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