Mountain Biking - Fork compatibility
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12-09-07, 12:11 PM
Okay so I currently have a Trek 4500 SL, I really hate the fork on it and it can't handle the riding I put it through anymore. The whole bike can't actually take it that well but with a new fork I'm thinking it will make a great improvement. Thing is, next spring I will probably be building up a new frame and don't want to buy a new fork then. I was looking at the Rock Shox Pike 426, and am curious to know if that will mess up the ride on my current bike at all.
12-09-07, 12:59 PM
What's the travel on the current fork, and the travel on the Pike? I just ordered a Rock Shox Revelation 426 Air U-turn. My stock fork is 100mm and the Revelation is adjustable from 100-130+/-, I don't remember exactly. Too much more travel, over a couple extra cm, and your handling will suffer. Use the search function for the forums. This gets discussed rather frequently. Good luck!
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