How much travel do you need MTB?

Is 120mm travel enough for trail?

Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders. Longer travel doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Is 100mm travel enough for trail riding?

A 100mm full suspension 29er is going to be able to shred anything you can throw at it for a long time. That’s a good amount of travel to start with, and on a 29er it’s going to feel like even more while staying efficient.

Is 150 mm travel too much?

150mm is absolute overkill for every trail in the lower peninsula. Get a downcountry bike instead if you want to go the full suspension route. Or a rowdy hardtail.

Is 130mm enough travel?

Registered. Jayem said: Otherwise, around 120-130mm of travel is a good all-around amount for a variety of riding, including big descents on rides and smaller jumps/drops that are often designed into non-DH-specific trails.

How much difference does 20mm of travel make?

As a rough estimate, each 20mm of travel added will correlate to a one-degree difference in the head tube angle.

Is 130mm enough for enduro?

For most All-mountain, Cross-country, and Trail riding, you shouldn’t need more travel than 100-130mm. MTB bikes with travel between 140-180mm are intended for intense downhill and enduro-style riding.

THIS IS IMPORTANT:  Are disc brakes better on mountain bikes?

Is 150 mm travel enough for enduro?

An enduro bike is basically a mountain bike with at least 150mm of suspension travel. They’re built for the rigours of racing full-bore downhill whilst being sufficiently efficient on climbs and contouring trails too.

Can I put a 120mm fork on a 100mm bike?

Yes, it is noticeable but not a disaster. You may have to alter the stem length to compensate but if you want to try it, go for it.

Is 40% sag too much?

HOW MUCH SAG SHOULD I RUN? Generally speaking, somewhere between 15% and 40%. Riffle’s preferred starting point is between 25% and 30% for his 160mm to 200mm travel bikes. When he was racing downhill, it was more like 30% to 35%, depending on the bike and the course.

Is 100 mm fork enough?

For basic trail riding I would recommend something closer to 120mm as most 100mm bikes are xc race bikes and likely won’t be as fun on most trails. If you want to do any drops or impacts then 100mm isn’t enough. You’ll bottom out every time.

Can you have too much travel MTB?

Overbiked: Too much travel

When you’re overbiked, your bike is too downhill-oriented for most of the terrain you’re riding. For example, if you’re riding a big and burly enduro rig on smoother and flatter flow trails, you’re probably overbiked.