Mountain Biking - Fork Travel??
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01-17-04, 10:35 AM
Right now I am trying to save up some money for a new fork, so I can get rid of this stock InSync 323 on my bike. I have looked at many forks,and one that looks as it will perform well and be within my price range is the Marzocchi MX Comp. Only problem is that I have no idea what travel size I should buy. It is available in 120mm and 105mm. Reduceable to 85mm using the ETA. This fork will be going on an '04 Trek 4300.
Thanks in advance!
01-17-04, 10:40 AM
How much travel does your current fork have? I ask this because it is possible that the 120mm version will have too big an effect on the geometry of the bike.
01-17-04, 11:13 AM
the 105mm should be fine on your bike unless you do extreme things that require more travel.
01-17-04, 12:52 PM
hey i got a couple of forks that would be great on that trek
2002 Mx comp air 80mm of travel.............$215
2003 Mx pro with eta 105mm of travel.......$325
the comp was used for a season and a half with minnor scatches
the pro was use for the summer and in near mint condition
thecomp was tkaen off a kona hardtail and was replaced by a ridged for
the pro will be replaced with a 5in travel fork soon
01-17-04, 03:20 PM
The fork I have on my bike has 65mm of travel. A friend who has the same bike has a Marzocchi EXR fork with 100mm of travel and it's doing fine.
I sent an email to Trek asking if they thought the bike would support a 120mm XC or a 105mm fork, and the form says they should reply within 4-5 days.
01-17-04, 03:24 PM
I would say the 105 mm is what you should use. The 120 mm will slacken your head angle too much, making your bike ride like a chopper. Furthermore, it will most likely put stress in the head-tube area that the frame was not designed for.
Trek might confirm the latter statement with their reply ..
01-17-04, 03:57 PM
105, 2" is a major jump for a bike designed around 3" of travel.
01-20-04, 01:43 PM
Trek replied and they said that the bike was not designed for a fork with over 100mm of travel. I don't think that 5mm will hurt. :D
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