Anyone who's been on any of my bikes, know that I like my frontal rebound fast. It works great on the trails I primarily ride (smooth + flow), and the fast rebound makes the bike more playful.
So this other day we where dicking around a rockgarden on a trail I usually don't ride, when one of my riding buddies questioned my fast rebound, and opted for a slower rebound setting for the rockgarden to keep the tire more glued to the ground. I though, well why not give it a go. We set up my high speed camera, and began testing, this is what we found:
"Normal" rebound setting, rockgarden test. 240 fps:
6 clicks slower rebound setting, rockgarden test. 240 fps:
Well, from what I observe, the slower rebound doesn't make me any faster on this 15m rockgarden section. It does however look like its stabilizing me a bit more, and that's good. I need to do some more testing, and iron out some of the variants out of the equation. I want to test this as accurate and objective as possible - for the fun of it - perhaps I could use some of this data to setup my Boxxer fork a bit better. Stay tuned.
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