I know pretty much nothing about suspension, but I’m guessing this isn’t normal and it didn’t do it before the service. Is it a problem that needs fixing or is it just a quirk? They did mention that they’d fitted some internal bits to suit me more as I’m relatively light, could that be what it is?
How to fit a new steering fork to your bike
For an alloy steerer tube, slide a cutting guide onto the steerer until you can see the felt tip mark in the cutting window. Tighten the guide and cut with a sharp hacksaw. If you don’t have a cutting guide, try using an old stem slid onto the steerer tube. Tighten the bolts, so the top edge of the stem is flush with the measurement mark. The stems edge will act as a one sided cutting guide.
First Look Wren Inverted Suspension Fork
That’s the set-up that I would ride the fork for the duration of the test. I did play around with the air pressure and the balance between the top and bottom of the dual air chamber during the first few rides and easily found the sweet spot for my style of riding.
How to… set up your MTB suspension
Plush, high-performance and longer-travel suspension has revolutionised MTB riding, opening up trails and lines that just a few years ago were reserved for the elite few. Meanwhile as technology trickles down, forks and shocks aimed at the lower end of the market offer ever more reliability at a lower and lower price point.
Make sure the small spacer that goes above seats is installed properly. There is a small groove on one side thats locks into the circlip. When installed upside down it can push the circlip off which in turns lets the spring ride up the inner dampner. No rebound, and a clank with every stroke.
As it stands, the Diamond is ultra-plush and can withstand a lot of abuse. If DVO really wants it to stand out in this ultra-competitive category, however, the Diamond needs a little polishing. Better signposting on the high-speed compression and OTT dials, and a range of negative spring rates for different weight riders would be a great place to start.
Knocking in front end
The most common type of front suspension is the “fork.” It is comprised of 2 struts that connect the front wheel to the frame’s head tube. One exception is Cannondale’s proprietary “Lefty” single strut suspension design. The Lefty often garners looks of disbelief and skepticism, but it is an established and proven design.
Suspension Tech: What is cavitation? Why is it bad for suspension performance?
For the past two weeks, we’ve discussed IFPs and other methods of maintaining proper oil pressure and volume inside the fork and shock on your mountain bike. One of the reasons it’s there is to prevent cavitation, which is the formation of air bubbles inside the damping oil. Or, technically, it’s the formation of any type of gas bubble inside any fluid. Either way, it’s bad for performance. To explain why, I reached out to a number of suspension brands to see how they’d define it and what they do to prevent it.