Do I need to preload suspension?

Do I need to preload suspension?

Do I need to preload suspension?

Why Do We Need Preload: Spring preload pushes the tire down and makes the suspension work. On big bumps at speed the spring preload pushes the tires down to better follow the terrain and make a smoother, more controlled ride. Under articulation the spring preload increases tire contract pressure improving traction.

Can you jump a full suspension mountain bike?

Jumping your mountain bike is no doubt one of the best ways to make the most out of your ride. Not only does it let you hit and overcome obstacles on the trail. But it also helps you learn something fun, while also progressing your skills as a mountain biker.

Does preload affect stiffness?

The myth: Preload affects spring rates and handling characteristics. Why it’s wrong: The short answer is that preload won’t make a spring any stiffer, and it won’t make it any softer, but all you want to know is why you’ve been told the opposite. Notice that in both cases spring height remains the same.

What pressure should my bike suspension be?

Start with where you should be in the manual, assess how much travel you’ve used after a typical ride. If you are not cycling through your suspension, let out 5 psi at a time per ride.

What PSI should my mountain bike tires be?

Imagine you’ve purchased a new set of mountain bike tires that recommend a range of at least 35 and no more than 60 psi. Begin by inflating your tires to the middle of the range, adjusting the inflation depending on your weight. If you’re a heavier rider, you may want to start off at around 50 psi for each tire.

Does preload lower bike?

Preload makes the bike sit higher, or lower. It does not make the spring stiffer. So if someone tells you that you should reduce your preload to make the bike feel less harsh, they probably don’t have a clue. In many cases, less preload will make the bike somewhat more harsh.