The first suspension forks appeared in the 90s and have evolved since then along the development of mountain biking. Back in the day, the pioneers of sport used to get beat up mercilessly. Until today, suspension forks have evolved to the level that even an amateur can easily ride off-road, which was once a huge challenge.
Suspension forks are perfect not only for downhill cycling, but also in other areas that require riding on uneven surfaces, such as enduro or freeride, or those based on jumping, such as acrobatics in the skate park.
The task of a suspension fork is:
Eliminating the effects of riding on uneven terrain thanks to which less vibration is transferred to the shoulders, and thus to the entire upper body. This makes riding much more comfortable.
- Improving the contact ground-wheel contact. If you run over an apple-sized rock not using a bike with shock absorber, the front wheel might jump and slide. The shock absorber will flex and the wheel will roll without significantly affecting the direction of travel.
- In addition, the suspension in the fork opens up a whole world of cycling tricks for you - jumps, drops and amazing acrobatics.
Suspension forks are also often found on trekking bikes, as a little extra comfort is always welcome on long bike rides.
We offer products of the following brands: Formula, Manitou, Marzocchi, RST, Rock Shox, SR Suntour.