- Should full sussers really be so much harder to pedal than hardtails?
If you’ve had a few months off you may have gained a little weight which would then potentially mean your too heavy for the spring rate and consequently the bike is bobbing around quite a lot. The SC VPP was always sensitive to sag set up to make them pedal efficiently.Posted 5 years agohiggoMember
if you had 2 bikes and the ONLY diffrence was one was full sus and the other hardtail, then the full sus would be harder to pedal
but may have better traction on a loose climb.
I wouldn’t expect a Blur to be massively harder to pedal up a hill (once you get used to the pedal ‘feedback’ if you’re in granny)Posted 5 years agojohnheSubscriber
I own a Marin Rocky Ridge and a Santa Cruz Blur. Neither are spring chickens, but are in pretty good shape. I’ve recently had a few months off the bike with a broken scapula, so my fitness, which was never brilliant, is absolutely crap now. So now, when I try to make the 30 minutes climb behind my house on my Blur, it is sooooo much difficult than on my hardtail.
Does this mean something is wrong with my Blur, or is this to be expected? I keep thinking that there must be something wrong with the RP3 on my Blur – no matter much much air I put in it, it is still a much more mammoth task to climb up that hill than on the HT.
What do y’all think?Posted 5 years agojohnheSubscriber
I agree that (fitness aside) i can make technical climbs on my Blur thati cant make on my hardtail, so it definitely gets great traction. And I’ve put more than a stone on in the past 6 months, but I thought that pumping more air into the shock would make up for that.Posted 5 years agogeetee1972Member
And I’ve put more than a stone on in the past 6 months, but I thought that pumping more air into the shock would make up for that.
If you’ve already compensated for the weight gain then there must be something else. Good luck getting back mate. I recently came back from a smashed humerus and as part of the return I’ve managed to she’d 10kg so far. Makes a bi difference.Posted 5 years ago
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