What is a long travel mountain bike?

Is 140mm travel enough?

Normally trail bikes have up to 140mm of travel. … Less travel means that the bike’s weight is reduced — shorter travel shocks with lighter chassis all keep the weight down. But as soon as you’re getting gnarly or rad the extra squish is essential to keep you in control and from crashing.

Is 150mm 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?

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.

Are mountain bikes OK for street riding?

The quick and simple answer is: Yes, you can ride your mountain bike on the street. Mountain bikes are primarily designed for bike trails, and won’t perform nearly as well when ridden on the road, but you can definitely do it.

Is 20 miles on a mountain bike good?

—I’ve determined that 20 miles is a ride length you can easily tailor to fit any fitness scenario. If you’ve let yourself go and haven’t touched the bike for a while, 20 miles is still eminently manageable, and a few rides at that length will get you back into decent shape.

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Is 120 mm travel enough?

In addition, you’re not likely to notice much difference between a 120mm, 130mm, and 140mm fork. Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders.

What does 100mm travel mean?

I just wanted to add that mm stands for millimeter (as mentioned by Chain Brain) and the conversion is this: 1 inch equals 25.4 millimeters. This means that a 100mm travel fork will compress roughly 4 inches.

Is 80mm travel enough?

I rode it for 3 rides and came to the conclusion that 80mm isn’t enough. I have to run too much air in it to allow it to be plush. Upping the travel to 90mm made a noticable difference in plushness. If your frame will accomodate, I’d suggest 100mm.