MTB Suspension Forks
For serious bikers heading off-road, then a good front suspension is an essential component for your bike. Depending on the type of off-roading though, there are different MTB forks that can be used.
Mountain bike forks all have unique features, making them more or less suited for different terrains, bike frames and so on. Here at Bikester, we have a wide range of options to ensure you are prepared for any type of suspension needs.
Choosing your MTB forks
Getting the right mountain bike forks is very important if you are looking for a comfortable and efficient ride. With that in mind, there are certain features you should consider when looking through our selection. These include:
- Shaft diameter
- MTB wheels size
- Installation width
All these are important and must be matched with the bike you already have, in order to create the perfect bike. We have an array of different options, therefore you can choose the best forks ensuring they match your bike's frame.
Factoring in speed
Depending on the type of riding, you're going to need different forks. For cross-country or trail biking, lighter MTB forks work well and these sit between 100 and 140 mm. However, heavier forks are needed for enduro or all-mountain riding and are stiffer at up to 170 mm. In addition, for fast downhill, triple clamps and 200 mm are the recommended options.
Getting a smooth ride
It's not just the forks you need to consider, but other things as well when mountain biking. Rear shocks are an integral part of the suspension as well. Choose one that offers good damping controls, a high spring rate and adjustable shock options to ensure smooth rides over the roughest terrains.
Hubs are also important as they are the central part of the wheel and connect to the rim, thus allowing the bike wheel to move freely. Maintaining these is a must for optimum performance.
We have a range of high-quality dropper posts too. With top brands available, install one of these and change your seat height on the go without needing to stop or even dismount, thanks to the remote level at the handlebar. Made from aluminium, these are lightweight and sturdy and available at various heights.
While getting a great fork will give you a great ride, it's important to consider the wear and tear on the bike, too. In fact, we have a range of accessories that go alongside these forks for the ultimate ride.
Other things to consider include a cartridge assembly and value and angle spacers for tempered forks. Seal and scraper kits are also a necessity. These essentials help to keep the dirt away from the internal workings of the fork and can prolong the life of your fork.
Great kits can handle thousands of cycles of mud and sand, offering water and UV resistant protection for this part of your bike.
With all this and more, take a look at all the options we have available here at Bikester.