Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:14 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: light weight riders
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:49 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:02 pm
Posts: 391
Location: Orpington,Kent
Hi guys,

I have just bought my 11 year old son a Specialized hardrock, with an RST fork on it, he only weighs about 5 stone, 155kilos, when we went out the fork wasn't moving, it worked when i rode it. I have taken the spring/elastomer stack out of one leg , and now he gets perfect travel. my question is this, Is the fork ok with only one side sprung?

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: light weight riders
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:08 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:55 am
Posts: 2920
Location: Dorset
Mark_h4dng wrote:
Hi guys,

I have just bought my 11 year old son a Specialized hardrock, with an RST fork on it, he only weighs about 5 stone, 155kilos, when we went out the fork wasn't moving, it worked when i rode it. I have taken the spring/elastomer stack out of one leg , and now he gets perfect travel. my question is this, Is the fork ok with only one side sprung?

Mark


155 kilos :shock: :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: light weight riders
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:16 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:48 am
Posts: 6979
Location: Bristle
some forks only have one sprung leg by design


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: light weight riders
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:42 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:02 pm
Posts: 391
Location: Orpington,Kent
widowmaker wrote:
Mark_h4dng wrote:
Hi guys,

I have just bought my 11 year old son a Specialized hardrock, with an RST fork on it, he only weighs about 5 stone, 155kilos, when we went out the fork wasn't moving, it worked when i rode it. I have taken the spring/elastomer stack out of one leg , and now he gets perfect travel. my question is this, Is the fork ok with only one side sprung?

Mark


155 kilos :shock: :)


ooops calculation error, 32 kilos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: light weight riders
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:51 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am
Posts: 2374
If he only weighs 5 stone, it's unlikely that you'll have any issues. Even though the fork was designed around springs in both legs.
I know a good few of the lighter girls (heavier than 32 kilos tho!) ran forks like this BITD.

Not so much need to now, air forks can be run with almost no pressure if you need to!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 02gf74 and 34 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group