Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: Specialized FSR Extreme Mtn Bike
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So the Axel to Crown measurement for the Manitu fork is 3 inches longer. I'm guessing that is too much. The problem being that it would cause different stresses in my frame and make it brake faster? I'm still really new to the down hill, and any technical bike stuff in general. Would 3 inches more from the fork make the bike ride a lot differently?
Also, is it important to keep the amount of travel the same for the front and back? Would it just be a crazy idea to get a 7 inch travel fork (that is 4.5 inches longer crown to axle the the original fork) with the 4.25" travel rear? Would that just completely jack up everything?
Last edited by Korgil; 08-16-09 at 12:16 PM.