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    Show Me What'cha got Blazinall91's Avatar
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    question about ride height

    ok my current fork meausures out to 19.5" axle to crown which comes out to 495.3mm, and the fork I am looking to get has a ride height of 542mm, which gives me a difference of 46.7mm or 1.839 inches.

    Now comes question time, how negatively will 1.839 inches (46.7mm) more in fork ride height effect my ride?

    Given it's going to climb a little worse, but is 1.839 inches (46.7mm) more negligable than detrimental?

    eventually all these parts on my bike are going to be on a frame suited to such a fork, but for the time being i have to live with my hardtail, so I am wondering how much it would effect how my bike rides.
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    some of the effects may be

    wheelbase will get longer (slower handling)
    head angle will get smaller (better downhill?)
    more upright riding position (may feel like you are climbing all the time)
    more ground clearance

    there could be more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erhan
    some of the effects may be

    wheelbase will get longer (slower handling)
    head angle will get smaller (better downhill?)
    more upright riding position (may feel like you are climbing all the time)
    more ground clearance

    there could be more...
    Wouldent your HA get larger, or slacker. But yeah better for DH.

    Putting 150mm on your trek for the time being will be fine.
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    Higher bottom bracket > higher center of gravity > bike will not handle as well.

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    will it be a noticable difference being 1.8"?

    I could see extreme effects with adding say a 203mm dual crown fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    Wouldent your HA get larger
    No, larger angle is steeper
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    If it's just temporary you'll can deal with it till you can get the new frame. Climbing won't be as fun but the downhills will be awesome (just not switchbacks).
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    It will be noticeable.

    You will get more wheel flop when climbing switchbacks. The handling will be less precise in the tight and narrow, especially at slower speeds.

    Cliimbing in general will require more attention because you'll have to pay more attention to weighting the front wheel.

    Your bike will wheelie more easily.

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