SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION
By Bones Bacon
Packing. I have heard riders use this term quite a bit over the years, and honestly the majority of them have no clue what the word means. I think they heard someone use it in a sentence once (probably talking about packing their gear bag for the weekend), and they thought it sounded cool, so they started using it. Suspension companies and tuners may have slightly different ideas about what the word means, but generally speaking, it means that the wheel, whether it is the front or rear, cannot respond quickly enough to follow the bumps on the ground, resulting in less sustained wheel contact with the dirt.
This is generally not a good thing, but the problem can easily be remedied. When most people use the word “packing,” they mean that the rear wheel is not hooking up when they accelerate through a series of choppy bumps. Although not the only cause of this problem, if the shock’s rebound is too slow and the bike’s speed is high, the …
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