Do you lock out your forks for climbing

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  • Do you lock out your forks for climbing
  • Premier Icon tomhoward
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    No, for fear of forgetting when I get to the top… done 2 enduro stages (separate races, I’m not stupid…) on an effectively rigid bike, was as awful as it sounds.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Nah. Don’t honestly find it makes very much difference on really simple climbs, and on climbs with techy bits I’d rather have it on.

    Premier Icon flashinthepan
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    This ^^^^

    And the forgetting to unlock thing

    Premier Icon konanige
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    never use mine even on long smooth climbs, I use the gears I paid all that money for!!!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    never use mine even on long smooth climbs, I use the gears I paid all that money for!!!

    But don’t use all the features of the expensive suspension that maximises the efficiency of said expensive gears?

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Only if I want to overtake you 😛

    A bicycle is a mechanism to transfer vertical leg force into horizontal movement. If your suspension system is absorbing your force (and hopefully wasting it with its damping) , then it’s slowing you down.

    How much that matters vs the effort/loss of rhythm is your call…

    sarpullido
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    I lock/unlock it all the time using the remote as I ride single speed and stand a lot on climbs.

    Premier Icon vincienup
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    Years ago, yes – religiously.

    Now – I’m not actually sure why forks still have a lockout option…

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