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Old 03-09-20, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
I has been my general observation that more folding bike riders want a suspension post like the Thudbuster than mountain bikers because mountain bikers often use a full suspension bike, negating any reason for even more suspension. The smaller wheels common on a folding bike can make potholes and other big bumps much more harsh than the larger wheels on most road bikes.
I think a lot of people would agree. But I'm inclined to see suspension on a folding bike as a marketing gimmick more than anything else. I've gone through several folding bikes in the last dozen years. Some of them came with suspension forks. I upgraded to a rigid fork immediately. A folding bike doesn't need that stuff any more than the bikes randonneurs ride. That said, I have never done a brevet on my folding bike. I should try it sometime.
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