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Location: Cowtown, AB
Bikes: Titus El Guapo, Misfit diSSent, Cervelo Soloist Carbon, Wabi Lightning, et al.
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Many racing hardtails [and some XC FS bikes] are designed to work with an 80-85mm fork, as many NORBA and UCI events require a minimum of suspension. The other settings are there for those who want the light weight, but a bit more travel up front.
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