is the stiffer you set yous suppension have anything to do with the traction you get on loose ground such as gravel? i set my suspension stiffer and it feels like my tires loose traction easier. anyone care to shed some light on this?
Yes soft usually gives you better traction in part because your wheels stay in contact with the ground better. "Soft" can mean lower spring weight or less compression damping. Also don't forget tire pressure, which for purposes of traction is absolutely critical.
i went from super soft on my swinger last week to stiffer this week. i am a 165 rider with a 350 spring and i ran about 65 in the chamber on a SGS. run rebound pretty slow and i run alot of bottoming resistance. i feel i am pretty agressive and hit **** hard. this week i put it up to like 145 in the chamber and took off some of the bottoming resistance and i really like being able to pedal but have yet been able to test it on a course. race this weekend and idk what to do. go back, somewhere in the middle or keep it stiff. any help is appreciated