I have a 2004 Specialized Big hit Comp. I just bought this Manitou Sherman Slider. It is a size Small. The headset size in Millimeters is 156.5mm from cup-to-cup . I checked the fit chart and my bike is the right size for a "Small" Sherman Fork. I took these pictures showing how the top crown does not fit entirely down on the fork. Is this ok?? There is a 2cm difference. The bikes head size was at the very top of the "Small" requirements, so it could have even fit into a "Large" fork. I just want to know if this is ok.?
Ok, I slid the stanchion up so that the top crown fits flush. Now, where do I measure the travel to make sure that it is still ok? Because I did just lower the bottom crown. I want to make sure that if I do bottom out, that the tire won't hit on the bottom crown.
Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
You won't be able to bottom it. The fork is INCREDIBLY stiff. Drop the air to 50psi (if I remember right, thats the lowest you can go before the internals start knocking themselves around)...remove all spv (which will still be to stiff) and remove all preload....
Thanks for the replies guys. I just want to let everyone know that I took the spring cap off and bottomed it. There was about 1in from the tire to the lower crown; so im good. I had no clue that there was no "Stock Setting" for this fork, that was scaring me. I still could get a large drop-down crown just to be safe if anyone knows where to get one. Anyways, I 've got everything set now...thanks guys.