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The bicycle fork or suspension fork is roughly the equivalent of the shock absorber for a car. The fork's task is to absorb shocks and thus increase riding comfort and safety. This damping is achieved by the fork absorbing the shocks through the spring - the shocks are not returned with the same force.

Bicycle forks are available in different designs, which, besides the type of bicycle they are installed on, differ in their suspension travel. The longer the suspension travel, the greater the shock-absorbing effect of the fork. The choice of the appropriate model depends both on the terrain and on the riding style, with the main criterion being the suspension travel, i.e., the length of the movement the spring performs to dampen.

The rougher the terrain, the greater the suspension travel, for example, around 150 millimeters for a mountain bike and at least 160 millimeters for extreme terrain in the sports and trekking area. Continuous riding over steep slopes and gravel requires such high damping so that the rider remains securely in the saddle and the grip on the ground is as firm as possible. Accordingly, the fork for these purposes must not only have the appropriate suspension travel but also be extremely robustly constructed and very stiff. Only with a stiff fork can steering be reliably controlled. It is also advisable to choose a bicycle fork with adjustable suspension travel - this allows the suspension to be individually adjusted to the respective terrain.

For cycling on roads and good paths as well as for city riding, bicycle forks with a suspension travel between 120 and 130 millimeters are sufficient. Racers and other fast riders should choose forks with 100 millimeters, as strong suspension is hindering at high speeds - it interferes with rapid progress due to vertical damping movements.

When choosing the fork, it is important to pay attention to the design of the bicycle, as not all wheels and forks fit together. Also, attention must be paid to the maximum suspension travel allowed by the bicycle's frame - there are maximum values. If the bicycle and fork are optimally matched, nothing stands in the way of the ride.