Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Upgrade-ish suspension

    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!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Long Beach, California
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized hardrock pro... pike426, e.13 drs, fsa gap crank, formula k24's, and some more/2006 Scattante R-660 easton circuit wheels.
    Posts
    594
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!
    Trance music is okay...
    Drum & Bass is way better

  3. #3
    don't misunderestimate me BoSoxYacht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    take your time, enjoy the scenery, it will be there when you get to it
    My Bikes
    07 IRO BFGB fixed-gear, 07 Pedal Force RS
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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 .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •