steering damper ... which?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by inte, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Seems like you did a good deal of exploring to me ... ! I haven't ridden much down there (by comparison). Spent a lot of time, but the majority was with family ... working on a farm outside Mulege for a while, migrant labourer that I be...

    The head of the singletrack I mentioned is visible (if you know where to look) from the parking area at Mike's. You head down the "driveway" like you're going to leave Mike's & hang a left before you get to the river - the trail begins about 50 yds from there, winds around for a mile or so, then reconnects you back at the main road about 1/4 from the river down the hill from Mike's - makes a nice "cap" to the ride after coming up the fireroad.
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  2. meat popsicle

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    Thanks fellas! That's what I thought, but so many people throwin money at their bike don't do the dampener... just wondered if one of the naysayers might have some reason. Even one of the 950 riders in SoCal who rode thru a ditch that ran 45 degrees across the trail had the bars crank over and highsided claimed that a dampener wouldn't have helped him :huh
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  3. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Well firstly and most importantly that gold finish on the Scotts adds some serious bling to your bike
    :lol3

    I have never had much "feel" for the finer points of a bikes handling but I can tell you that the damper makes the biggest change to a bike.

    We've all done it - fitted some of the latest killer mods to the bike and then ridden down the road thinking "Can I feel any change....I think I can....well I'm not sure.....yes, it must be better 'cos it cost enough!" Well with the Scotts you really can feel it.

    The first time I hit some dirt with my Scotts fitted I thought "well now I'd better turn it (the damping) up and see what it does and it did it, just like riding down the street.

    I did a week of varied trail riding last year and was not able to use the damper as my link arm fixing nut had fallen off - and boy did I suffer, it made everything such hard work.

    As for the people who claim not to like/need dampers, well I can only assume that they have either not tried one, tried one that was set up wrongly, either too weak or too stiff or are riding gods who (unlike me) don't need all the help they can get.
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  4. Surly

    Surly surly adventurer

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    Id like to see pic of these Scotts setups
    Anyone...Anyones?
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  5. meat popsicle

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