full suspension or frontal suspension?

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  1. sameershah

    sameershah New Member

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    Hi friends, I was recently checking out some bikes on the internet. Some of the models came with full suspension and frontal suspension. Does anyone know what it exactly means?
     
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    thejimmy New Member

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    [SIZE= 11pt]hey, [/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt]full suspension[/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt] [/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt]bikes provide shock absorption for the front and rear wheels; and[/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt] [/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt]front suspension bikes[/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt] [/SIZE][SIZE= 9.5pt]only with shocks arising from the front wheel. [/SIZE]
     
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    sameershah New Member

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    [SIZE= 9.5pt]Thanks. But which one is better?[/SIZE]
     
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    thejimmy New Member

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    [SIZE= 9.5pt]Being a seasoned biker, I would advise you to go for full suspension as you seem a beginner to me. However, if you want to do some mountain biking then go for frontal suspension found mainly in mountain bikes.[/SIZE]
     
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    sameershah New Member

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    Thanks.Can you recommend me a good mountain bike?
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Your riding conditions should dictate the type of suspension (if any) that you choose.

    The quality of the suspension is dictated by the rear shock (on a Full Suspension bike) & the Fork ...

    • Some Suspension Forks cost more than some bikes -- I would say that the "typical" Suspension Fork on a GOOD MTB will retail for more than $400(US) if bought separately.

    The rear suspension AND shock can be energy sappers if the bike bobs while you peddle.

    • The cost of some rear shocks probably exceeds the cost of the KONI shocks used on Ferraris (fortunately, you only need one for a MTB).
     
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