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?
Good front suspension can work wonders when roots and rocks limit available line choices to bad or worse. Jesse Melamed machs through the roots on his way to winning the Whistler round of the 2017 EWS series.
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