Re: Cofusion on Steering Damper
Necessary no......... Helpful to alleviate a potential issue yes......
In detail it goes like this. Speed wobbles are a result of bad rider habits and bad suspension setup. The steering damper can in essence mask and or reduce the problem caused by these two attributes. Remember the problem is the speed wobble, the cause is the rider and the suspension setup. So if the damper can reduce or hide the problem, we still have not fixed the cause.
The question then becomes, do we ant to fix the cause of the problem, or simply the problem itself? If you blindly go out and get a damper without trying to fix the cause of the problem, you are going to continue to have bad riding habits and suspension setup. The root of the problem will still exist to some degree and may hold you back over the course of time?
If you take some time to research the true cause of speed wobbles you would quickly learn that they are a truly exceptable occurrence and can be ratified with simple suspension changes and rider behaviors. The speed wobble will still always rear it's ugly head at some point, but that point may be at a speed much higher than it currently is. It is foolish to simply get one for the sake of having one. However it is not a purchase in vain. At some point it will always come in handy, the only thing you have to consider is if it is money well spent on an item that is technically not needed at that time?
Do you have one on your bike?
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