Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.
Not Enough Sag?Question:
Pinkbike user Andrew818 asked this question in the downhill forum
: I own a Rocky Mountain Maiden Park with an X Fusion RV1 HLR fork. The chart on the fork says that at 150lb, I'm as heavy as I can be while using the stock spring, but I'm only getting about 17-percent sag. Will my rear shock affect how much sag I run on the fork? Can I take oil out of the sprung-side like on a motocross bike?
29ers are TrashQuestion:
Pinkbike user @kalebfecho14
asked this question in the 29er forum:
29ers are trash, so now tell me why they are not?
29ers are trash:
• They're heavier and take more energy to accelerate
• Becuz #264Lyf
• Some of the early big-wheelers and components really sucked
Why they are not:
• They roll faster, carry speed better and are more stable
• Greg GOAT Minnaar had one of his best seasons ever on one
• Modern big-wheelers are killer machines
This 29er is now officially "trash". Actually, it might escape the can and take pride of place above somebody's fireplace.
Fork or Shock? Question:
Drummerwearshorts says in the All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: I am currently on the fence about spending my hard earned cash between a Fox 36 RC2 fork and a Fox DHX2 shock. Both would be coming from Fox performance air suspension with very limited adjustability. I haven't spent enough time contrasting high end and low end suspension to know which upgrade will be more beneficial and noticeable. So, if you had the choice, which would you take: fork upgrade or shock upgrade?
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