What is remote lockout on mountain bikes?

The lockout is a switch/lever on one of the tubes in your MTB fork that once turned makes your fork rigid. Some forks have what is called remote lockout – the lever is placed on the handlebar and thus you don’t need to reach down at the fork to operate it.

What does a remote lockout do?

Remote lockouts are useful on mountain bikes because they allow you to quickly change between a more efficient platform for non technical flats and uphills and a more forgiving platform for downhills and technical sections without ever having to take your hands off the bars.

Can you add remote lockout to a fork?

To answer your question directly, no, a remote lockout cannot be installed on any fork.

Is suspension lockout necessary?

If you don’t need the suspension, it’s going to be much more efficient to be able to disable it. If you know that you’re never (or close to never) going to be riding the bike on paved surfaces then you probably won’t need the lockout, but if that’s not the case, then you almost certainly should favour the lockout.

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How do I remove remote lockout?

All you have to do:

  1. Have a friend handy. …
  2. Remove the remote, but save the cable and leave the fix screw on the lockout loose.
  3. Cut the cable to be about 10” long.
  4. Thread cable backwards into the lockout barrel (top-left of image, cable going down)
  5. Have that friend hold the lockout open (unlocked)

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Is it bad to ride with suspension locked out?

The probability of you damaging a locked out fork or shock, or doing damage to the frame or suspension components on pavement is very slim. I’ve done a few long rides on pavement with an FS as well. The only time I’ve really found a lock out (front or rear) to make much difference is on long steep granny ring climbs.

How does lockout work on forks?

When a fork is locked out, that port is closed, preventing the fluid from flowing. If a fork is low on oil, on the damper side, there can be air between the damper and the oil. You will be able to compress the air, and the fork will still travel when locked out.

What is remote speed lockout?

The lockout is a switch/lever on one of the tubes in your MTB fork that once turned makes your fork rigid. Some forks have what is called remote lockout – the lever is placed on the handlebar and thus you don’t need to reach down at the fork to operate it.

Is fork lockout important?

A lockout is nice, but in no way essential. A fork will only really pogo around a lot if you get out of the saddle and honk on the bars. If you stay seated and spin a smooth, 80RPM cadence you won’t get a lot of unwanted movement.

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Are lockout forks worth it?

You definitely don’t need a lock-out on your fork. On steep smooth climbs where you’re out of the saddle a lock-out is nice – as it prevents the front end from bouncing up and down. However it’s not necessary, and unless you spend a lot of time out of the saddle it isn’t important at all.

How do you fix a rockshox remote lockout?

You basically pull the remote off and take the gear cable out of it. Cut it to about 2 inches. Then pull it through the top of the damper holding it with your hand in the open position. Finally you tighten it down and your fork will always be locked out.

Can you lock out full suspension?

No, the rear “lockout” just changes the low-speed compression, so it takes more low speed force to dive through the travel. It will never fully be locked out, but depending on the suspension design and shock setup, it can pretty much be for the most part.

How does a shock lockout work?

A lockout is a small switch placed atop the front right stanchion of your mountain bike’s suspension which when engaged decreases the low speed compression rate of the front fork, adjustable to the point of being fully rigid. This switch can also be routed to the handle bar.

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