Leftlaner Posted June 8, 2008 Report Share Posted June 8, 2008 (edited) Hi guys, This is my first post on this forum. I haven't attended a CSS course yet, but I'm planning for it. While I'm waiting/preparing for the course, I'm studying Twist of the Wrist II, and I just read something that sounds quite controversial to me. I'm hoping that someone can explain the physics behind how the rear end reacts to acceleration.. On page 14 in TOTW2, it says "Most riders don't understand this simple fact: The harder they twist the gas, the less compliant the rear suspension is and the more the rear end tries to RISE. Most riders believe that the back of the bike goes down when they accelerate. It doesn't" Well at this point, I'm certainly one of "most riders", because I can't get myself to think that the rear end will actually rise when 60-100% of the weight is loaded onto the rear tire..! With cars (rear wheel drive), it's easy to see that the rear suspension is compressed as the car launches from standstill, or when the driver releases the clutch after a gear (up) change. How come this doesn't apply to bikes?? Edited June 8, 2008 by Leftlaner Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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