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Post by ludwigsv Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:34 pm

So, I have a question. I'm new to the sport and I'm wondering if anyone has seen anything like this.

I have a full suspension bike with a lockout switch on the rear. However, it is really low and I have to take my eyes off the trail and reach WAAAAY down there to lock it out, and even then I don't trust it. Why do they not make a rubber block that can rotate down and physically bond the moving parts of my frame together? It'd be simple, and certain. Plus I wouldn't have to reach all the way down, and I'd be certain it was functioning. After all, it can't not function.

Just wondering if this exists already, and if not, why not?
-Luke
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Post by Zenkem Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:28 pm

ludwigsv wrote:So, I have a question. I'm new to the sport and I'm wondering if anyone has seen anything like this.

I have a full suspension bike with a lockout switch on the rear. However, it is really low and I have to take my eyes off the trail and reach WAAAAY down there to lock it out, and even then I don't trust it. Why do they not make a rubber block that can rotate down and physically bond the moving parts of my frame together? It'd be simple, and certain. Plus I wouldn't have to reach all the way down, and I'd be certain it was functioning. After all, it can't not function.

Just wondering if this exists already, and if not, why not?
-Luke

I would suggest a remote lockout for the handle bar...

http://www.bikewagon.com/manitou-milo-remote-lock-out-kit

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Post by Jonesy Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:22 am

ludwigsv wrote:So, I have a question. I'm new to the sport and I'm wondering if anyone has seen anything like this.

I have a full suspension bike with a lockout switch on the rear. However, it is really low and I have to take my eyes off the trail and reach WAAAAY down there to lock it out, and even then I don't trust it. Why do they not make a rubber block that can rotate down and physically bond the moving parts of my frame together? It'd be simple, and certain. Plus I wouldn't have to reach all the way down, and I'd be certain it was functioning. After all, it can't not function.

Just wondering if this exists already, and if not, why not?
-Luke
There'd still be too much flex when cranking hard. A good susp. lockout is completely solid.
There is a suspension system that completely solves this problem: hard tail.
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