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More front suspension

Postby zal1981 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:47 am

I have a Trek Top Fuel 9.9. It has 100mm suspension front and rear. It is great for racing, but I tend to do mostly trail riding and am soon off for a week in Morzine.

Do you think it would be possible and worthwhile to put a longer fork on it? I would like something more forgiving and also to slacken the head tube angle a fair bit. I was thinking about a Talas 110 to 140 fork.

Thanks.

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Re: More front suspension

Postby cooldad » Wed May 22, 2013 12:58 pm

110 ok. 120 maybe not. 140 remember to post the video of the bike breaking and you going over a cliff.
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Re: More front suspension

Postby DCR00 » Wed May 22, 2013 13:52 pm

zal1981 wrote:I have a Trek Top Fuel 9.9. It has 100mm suspension front and rear. It is great for racing, but I tend to do mostly trail riding and am soon off for a week in Morzine.

Do you think it would be possible and worthwhile to put a longer fork on it? I would like something more forgiving and also to slacken the head tube angle a fair bit. I was thinking about a Talas 110 to 140 fork.

Thanks.


An extra 20mm should be ok. Will slacken things out by about a degree and will raise the BB a bit too. The bike "may" cope with a 140mm fork, but will handle like a piece of sh*t, so i wouldnt bother.

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Re: More front suspension

Postby zal1981 » Wed May 22, 2013 14:27 pm

Ok, thank you. I think I may need to just suck it up and get on with it!

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Re: More front suspension

Postby andrewgrundill » Wed May 22, 2013 16:14 pm

zal1981 wrote:Ok, thank you. I think I may need to just suck it up and get on with it!


cheapest and best idea :lol:


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