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Old 04-02-07, 06:39 AM   #1
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Fork replacement suggestions

I'm thinking of replacing the Marzocchi XC400 (40mm travel) fork that is currently on my Ross Mt. McKinley with a Fox F100X (100mm travel). Is this a good idea or not?

I'm not sure if the Zoke is OE. I do know the bike came with a suspension fork, tho' the fork and bike are of the same year.

Everything I've read about the Fox fork impresses me, however I'm not sure what the extra 60mm will do to the handling.

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Do you know if the frame has a 1" head tube or a 1 1/8" head tube?
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The quick answer would be that the 100mm fox will slow the steering down due to the probable larger axle to crown height, and you will be more raked out.

You would have to measure the two though to make sure of the difference.

Personally, I would stick with an 80mm fork for that bike.
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Do you know if the frame has a 1" head tube or a 1 1/8" head tube?
It has a 1 1/8" head tube.
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It has a 1 1/8" head tube.
Just wanted to make sure. Better to be safe than sorry.
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The quick answer would be that the 100mm fox will slow the steering down due to the probable larger axle to crown height, and you will be more raked out.

You would have to measure the two though to make sure of the difference.

Personally, I would stick with an 80mm fork for that bike.
I agree. I have both an F80x and an F100x. They are both awesome forks. However if I weren't racing I would skip on the x fork and go with an rlc.
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I agree. I have both an F80x and an F100x. They are both awesome forks. However if I weren't racing I would skip on the x fork and go with an rlc.
Really? I though you only have a F80X? what bike did you mix the F100X with?
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I agree. I have both an F80x and an F100x. They are both awesome forks. However if I weren't racing I would skip on the x fork and go with an rlc.
Why the rlc over the x?
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Really? I though you only have a F80X? what bike did you mix the F100X with?
I have the F80x on the Nitrous and the F100x on the Truth.
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Why the rlc over the x?
The automatic lockout is kind of overkill for just riding around. Not only that the rlc is a little more plush.
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The automatic lockout is kind of overkill for just riding around. Not only that the rlc is a little more plush.


That's the feature that sold me on the x.

It's an alu hard tail, I need plush?
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That's the feature that sold me on the x.

It's an alu hard tail, I need plush?
In that case I would definitely go for the non "x" version. It is a great fork for racing but lacks the plushness I would want for a non-race bike. Hope that makes sense.
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No, sorry it doesn't, it kind of flies in the face of everything I know about setting up MotoX suspension. But hey, I'm the one asking questions, so I defer to your expertiese, thanks

Now, what about rlc vs rlt?

I'm such a noob.
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No, sorry it doesn't, it kind of flies in the face of everything I know about setting up MotoX suspension. But hey, I'm the one asking questions, so I defer to your expertiese, thanks

Now, what about rlc vs rlt?

I'm such a noob.
As far as I'm concerned anying above the "r" and including are awesome forks. You just have to decide which features are important to you and your riding style.
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Cool, thanks. I appreciate the input.
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