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When traveling by bike, do you choose hard fork or shock absorbent fork?

Front fork

The front fork of the bicycle is a part of the bicycle frame, but also an indispensable part of the bicycle. Bicycle front forks are classified according to materials. Roughly divided into aluminum alloy, steel, carbon fiber and other materials of the front fork.

Bicycle front fork according to the classification of use is divided into hard fork, spring fork, oil spring fork and so on. In long distance riding, the comfort of the bike will be affected because of the difference in the front fork of the bike.

The front fork not only affects the performance of the bike, but also the rider’s comfort and fatigue resistance. As a result, some cyclists may struggle with whether to choose a hard fork or a front fork for a bike trip.

Hard fork

Hard fork. I’m sure you know that. A hard fork is a good front fork for long trips. Because in riding, due to the structural design of the front fork, it can be suitable for many complicated but not bumpy sections, and the weight is not very heavy.

Hard forks are not only suitable for different sections, but also have no side effect of draining when riding. This is also a disadvantage, because the hard fork has no shock absorbance, i.e. no shock absorption, when riding.

When riding, the vibration generated by the ground will be basically all feedback to the hands of the rider, and they are not so sensitive to the filtering of vibration. So hard forks are generally suitable for less bumpy roads.

Suspension fork

Shock absorbers fork is roughly divided into gas fork and oil spring fork. Shock absorbent fork for hard fork, shock absorbent fork, can be said to be greatly superior to the hard fork. Conventional shock absorbers front forks are generally used to deal with complex mountain roads.

Most cyclists can opt for a shock absorbent fork when riding long distances on bumpy terrain. Because very bumpy road riding, for the front fork damping is very important.

Because good shock absorption can not only be for very complex road conditions, but also can be more comfortable for cyclists when riding. It can better reduce the fatigue of cyclists.

If you’re riding mostly on roads and not too bumpy, a hard fork is your best bet. If you are riding on rough, bumpy roads and need a good shock absorption front fork, then shock absorbers front fork is your best choice. When choosing the front fork, we should choose the most suitable front fork according to our actual cycling road conditions.


Post time: Aug-30-2021