Front Suspension

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Front Suspension

Post by mclovin » Jun 23 2010 6:26pm

I just put a front shock fork on my ebike and what a difference it makes! It's has always been an little "chattery" when I plow over the road at 20+ mph but now with the front shock system it's SSSOOOO smooth. I should have done this long ago. Mybe next I will try out a thus buster for that "full" suspension feel.

I'm starting to think that suspensions are a must for ebikes that go 20+ mph. :mrgreen:

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Re: Front Suspension

Post by John in CR » Jun 24 2010 1:29pm

mclovin wrote:I just put a front shock fork on my ebike and what a difference it makes! It's has always been an little "chattery" when I plow over the road at 20+ mph but now with the front shock system it's SSSOOOO smooth. I should have done this long ago. Mybe next I will try out a thus buster for that "full" suspension feel.

I'm starting to think that suspensions are a must for ebikes that go 20+ mph. :mrgreen:
Suspension or very very smooth roads.

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Re: Front Suspension

Post by dogman dan » Jun 27 2010 5:00am

I'm a big fan of full suspension bikes. Costly for nice bikes, but my beat up body really appreciates even the tiny improvement you get with the cheap ones . I very very rarely break a spoke.

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Re: Front Suspension

Post by ElectricEd » Jul 02 2010 12:35am

I converted to front suspension back in the early 90s just after front forks became available. There's a downhill section of a track nearby that used to give me blurred vision because of the many exposed tree roots crossing it. I had to average the blur to keep in the middle of the track. :shock: The first time I rode down it with front suspension, I could see everything and increased the top speed by 15KmH. :P
The suspension gives you much more control over bumpy ground and is a life saver when you really need it. I now have full suspension and even though this presents some problems for battery mounting, I'd never go back.
It also keeps the high G loading off the battery mounting points, so you are less likely to have that long walk home. :(
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Re: Front Suspension

Post by georgefromvt » Jul 03 2010 7:41am

Cost? My R Martin has front suspension but it's not adjustable. Thinking of changing the forks to a better quality. Did you do it yourself or pay a bike shop? What's the average cost? Thanks.
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