5 bike handling problems caused by bad suspension set-up (and how to fix them)

Suspension trickery from BikeRadar's Technical Editor

Five Common Suspension Problems (& How To Fix Them)

Your bike’s suspension set-up can be directly responsible for some rather unpleasant handling characteristics. A lot of riders simply do not realise that most of these problems can be dialed out with little more than a bit of know-how.

In this video, BikeRadar’s Technical Editor Jon Woodhouse explores the five most common bike-handling issues that can be a direct result of your bike’s suspension set-up.

Among other topics, Jon covers the pitfalls of incorrect sag and rebound adjustment, along with the importance of spring curves and a trick to maintain traction on loose ground.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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