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At 20 - 25 miles per hour on my Sondors fat bike the front suspension forks do a fine job but I found that the seat suspension was just not enough to prevent my backside from feeling heavy jarring when riding over random bumps, potholes and cracks in the roads. My search for an answer took me through several possibilities and I landed on the Suntour SP12-NCX Mountain Road Bike Suspension Travel Seatpost (27.2mm x 350mm) suspension seat post for the solution. This upgrade is less than $100.00 USD, is very easy to install, highly adjustable and greatly reduces the hard jarring you feel from the back end of the bike when hitting holes, bumps, etc. I feel this is an excellent upgrade and well worth the price. If you decide to get one, the size selection is "27.2mm x 350mm".
Like some of you, I upgraded to the forks with shock absorption built in to help smooth my ride. However, I feel like the stock/factory load is not designed for the average size and weight rider or for any kind of more aggressive riding. It seems to be tuned to ride like a smoothly and not so much for trails and such. I routinely see use of way more then half of the exposed shocks travel length even on casual rides, which tells me it's not loaded/adjusted correctly for me and my style. So, is there a means to adjust these and if so can it be done safely? That is the question I've asked myself. Here is what I've discovered so far. The caps covering the wells into the forks on top are labeled EASING which led me to a off-brand Chinese manufacturer. No useful info beyond that. I couldn't even find a fork that looked like ours. So I then inspected the bottom and inside of the fork wells to see what I could see. I found the end of a threaded bolt on the very bottom, not of any use that I could tell. But it does tell me something somewhere is adjusted or adjustable. Looking inside the forks, you can clearly see a nut down deep inside that may very well be adjustable. I love to tinker, but things go wrong when I do, so I am kind of afraid to do so without having a backup fork just in case. Has anyone actually tried adjusting the nut down deep in the fork wells, or know anything about adjusting these? My next choice is to replace them with something I know I can adjust, defeating the purpose of the upgrade in the first place. Thoughts, comments, input, all welcomed.