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Old 08-15-05, 09:44 AM   #1
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Noobie fork question

I am getting ready to purchase a Salsa Moto Rapido frame.

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The specs call for a 80mm fork. I was wondering how much I could vary from this size. I am looking at a Rock Shox Pike, 95mm-140mm travel.

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Since I am 6'5"-250lbs, would going with a fork with more travel effect to stance of this frame??
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If it calls for a 80mm fork, get a 80 mm fork.
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If you go with anything over 80mm you probably void the warranty, and at 250lbs you will probably need all the warranty you can get, honestly.
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Thanks for the advise. Then an 80mm it will be. Does anyone have experience with a good 80mm fork.
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Thanks for the advise. Then an 80mm it will be. Does anyone have experience with a good 80mm fork.
I'd suggest staying away from air forks. 250 pounds will likely be too much for an air fork.

This fork should do nicely: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...omp+85+05.aspx

It's an 85mm, but 5mm won't make any difference here.
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