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Basic Elements of Suspenion

By Marcus McBain

All information, copyright 2003-2014 Marcus McBain/


This article originally published in 2003 provides insight into the "how and why" of suspension. It discssuses:


1) Geometry

2) Rake/Trail/Offset

3) Swingarm angle/effect

4) Basic suspension setup

5) Tuning effects


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