7181Anyone ever tried putting an Xtracycle on a full suspension bike?
- Oct 1, 2008My cargo bike got stolen about a month ago and I have yet to replace
it. I am having a hard time finding a good used replacement hard tail
locally. However I have an old full suspension mountain bike that I
have been trying to sell as I don't ride it enough anymore. However
it seems there is not much of a market for old full suspensions unless
you are willing to give them away.
So I am wondering if I could mount the X to it? It's a late 90s URT
design - specifically a Rocky Mountain Speed. Here is a photo
Would it work? I am not an engineer and can't wrap my head around the
physics to say for sure if it would or would not without trying it.
Obviously I would need to either up the pre-load on the front fork or
put heavier springs in. But what about the back shock - would it just
sag like a wet noodle? Seems to me as the rider is moved forward
which takes weight off the rear wheel and most of the cargo weight is
centered pretty well over the back wheel it should be ok. Thoughts?