Mountain Biking - Upgrade-ish suspension
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04-28-06, 03:19 PM
I have a 05 Marin B-17, and it came with Manitou Splice Comp (130mm) of travel, and thats WAY too much for what I want to do. I like to do some singletrack, but mostly XC and all-mountain riding. I was thinking that forks w/ 80-100 mm of travel would be more than suffient, what do you guys think? After I change the suspension, I plan to change the handlebars, I'm a smaller woman and the stock bars are way, way too large, so if you have any ideas on that too, feel free to share!! Thanks a bunch!
04-28-06, 07:07 PM
according to the 20mm rule, you should get a fork with 110 mm of travel at the minimum... maybe a rockshox reba eh? as for the handlebars, if it feels good, go for it!
04-28-06, 08:45 PM
Reba forks can be set at 85mm, 100mm or 115mm . If you have the U-turn feature , you can adjust the travel between 85-115mm by simply turning a dial .
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