It's a perennial mountain biker's argument - how much suspension travel is enough and how much do you actually need anyway? While many might just pick a figure from thin air and then bang on about it, Steve from Vorsprung Suspension in Whistler throws some actual science and theory at the issues behind it in this two-part video.
Okay, so it might be one for the more dedicated geeks but if you've ever wondered the actual reasons why a bike has as much travel as it has and what influences that for different discipline, then you'll find it fascinating viewing. The first part covers quantity - how much bounce you need for different things and what influences that - while the second concerns quality with talk of coil and air springs.
Part one: how much travel do you really want?
Part two: how much travel do you really need?
Vorsprung Suspension also makes a whole load of suspension upgrade and tuning parts for your suspension, so if that has whet your appetite for more, head to their site:
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