Mountain Biking - Fork length too long??
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I have a 120mm fork.
My next frame recommends a 100mm fork.
Will it affect the geometry too much and whats the downside of using too long a fork?
To me 100mm and 120mm is just 20mm apart and it doesn'e seems that much of a diffence to me, well, that's just my thinking.
09-25-05, 10:25 AM
It will slacken the head tube and only slightly change the steering dynamics of the bike. 20mm is an acceptable upgrade on any bike. No more as the bike is likely not made ofor the stresses of the longer forks.
09-25-05, 01:04 PM
what type of bike is it? just out of curiosity
I've been saving for a very very long time for a Dean colonel.
And I hope it'll be the last frame that I'm going to buy instead of jumping from one alu frame to another.
This brings me to another question of weather a Ti frame could take a longer fork as stated and live thru it.
Specs on the Dean webby states the fork length of 453mm, that's a good 40mm off my current 493mm Marz MXcompETA.
I have no intention of changing the fork at the moment, as all my saving has gone into my colonel.
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