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Fat Bike Suspension Forks figure 2

Figure 1 – rigid fork trail response: most forward energy from a large bump travels upwards carrying the wheel (as well as the rest of the bike and rider) off the ground with it (green arrow = forward motion; blue arrow = upward motion). This can be measured by loss of speed.
Figure 2 – with a suspension fork, most of the upward energy is absorbed and channels the bulk of upward motion (blue arrow) into continued forward motion, meaning bike and rider continue without severe disruption to comfort or control, nor loss of speed.
Fat Bike Suspension Forks figure 1