Suspension overview

We wanted to make a short video to explain what are the main principals in kinematics and damping. It is not a simple subject and I am shooting from a hip when I explain the stuff on the video. Let’s call this more like a suspension overview.

There are multiple elements in mountain biking suspension but these are the basics. For the rider, the leverage ratio curves or the frequencies do not mean a lot and you can’t really change the kinematics of the bike but it’s good to know how your bike is designed.

If you want to go and check out the track we were on, check it on Strava here:

If you want to know more about setting up your Pole, check out this article

-Leo Kokkonen