Lock out front forks/ how much play

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Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby gpm » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:39 pm

Hi there

When you lock out your front forks should there be any play, if so how much should there be.The thing is I went to try out a rockrider 8.1 today and there seemed to be a lot of play when you locked out.

Cheers gary

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:41 pm

Play is different to travel. What do you mean? In lockout mode there should be some travel

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby supersonic » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:59 pm

With Rockshox, around 10-20mm of movment.

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby kammybear » Mon Nov 12, 2012 20:01 pm

My Manitou Marvel has no play or probably a mm or two.

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby cooldad » Mon Nov 12, 2012 20:29 pm

But they're not Manitou Marvels.
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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 20:32 pm

And if it has some play, perhaps consider tightening the headset to remove it.

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby omegas » Mon Nov 12, 2012 21:33 pm

do you mean fork travel ? depending on the make and model it can vary.

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Nov 12, 2012 21:33 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:And if it has some play, perhaps consider tightening the headset to remove it.

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby 97th choice » Tue Nov 13, 2012 07:26 am

gpm wrote:Hi there

When you lock out your front forks should there be any play, if so how much should there be.The thing is I went to try out a rockrider 8.1 today and there seemed to be a lot of play when you locked out.

Cheers gary


Did you notice it whilst riding normally or were you whacking the bars up and down to test he stiff it was?

I always noticed some play in my reba's, but nothing noticeable in normal riding. Depending upon the model it isn't actually locked but will give some travel when hit hard.
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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby gpm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 16:37 pm

Cheers for the replies, i should have said travel rather then play. 97th choice it was as you say whacking the bars up and down while still, not riding. Being new to all this i thought there might be a little travel when locked but 8.1 forks seemed more then a little.

thanks gary

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby chez_m356 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 23:24 pm

gpm wrote:Cheers for the replies, i should have said travel rather then play. 97th choice it was as you say whacking the bars up and down while still, not riding. Being new to all this i thought there might be a little travel when locked but 8.1 forks seemed more then a little.

thanks gary

so you were simulation taking a hit with the lockout on, and the fork did what its designed to do in those situations
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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby danlightbulb » Wed Nov 14, 2012 13:12 pm

I have this bike OP, there is a little travel when locked out and this is the way it should be. Useful when you forget to disengage the lockout like I do sometimes!

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby gpm » Wed Nov 14, 2012 13:18 pm

Thanks all, danlighbulb are you happy with the bike.

Gary

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Re: Lock out front forks/ how much play

Postby danlightbulb » Wed Nov 14, 2012 13:25 pm

Yes I love it. So much better than my previous one and I think will last me a good few years.


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