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Old 09-03-10, 02:10 AM   #1
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Changing for 100mm travel to 120mm

Alright the bike is a brand new cannondale f7 blew out the 2nd rst fork in a month
The local shop i bought the bike from wanted to sell me a tora 302 u turn 80-130 mm adjustable. I ended up getting a recon race air with 120mm travel.

Now After getting it installed i was told my warrenty is no longer in place for the frame. Overall The fork is under 3/4 of a inch longer then my rst 100mm with out me on the bike. But on the bike the rock shox a pop loc that no matter what i will sag around 10mm even locked out making the fork exactly the same length as the rst ive measured with both installed.

So what added stress will i have with this on my frame? and I dont understand now why the warrenty will be void when they wanted me to buy the tora in the first place?
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It's not the shop's warranty, it's Cannondale's that's voided by this.

No worries about it; the extra travel of the fork will cause no noticeable 'extra wear' on the frame. My Jamis Dakar XLT was designed to accept a 130mm fork, and I've had a 145mm on it for over 3-1/2 years, still rides like new.

Using Stan's solution in a Kenda tire voids their warranty, too; bet you can't find too many people who have been stopped by that.

Cannondale may well make a good bike, but I hear more and more lately about issues with them backing up their products; may have something to do with Dorel, the parent company (Canadian children's furniture company, also owns Pacific Cycles, owners of Schwinn/Mongoose/Roadmaster, the bane of existence at Wal-Mart).

If the bike rides OK, ride it til it dies, then get someone else's creation. (I hear Jamis is pretty good, LOL!)
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Your bike will most likely buckle at the HT/DT jctn within 9-13mos. Wear a helmet and be careful. The Recon is a pretty burly fork.
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Stop laughing at me. I'm trying to be proactive and save the poor sap some serious injury.
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Actually, I'm more worried about my ride. My frame was designed around a 140-150mm fork...I have that dang PIKE on it. When I drop it down to 95mm...I feel like I'm going to split the HT/TT jctn b/c it's stressing it the other way.
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You really should have jumped on a Vagrant frame while Transition was still making 'em, Ed. Methinks it would have suited you well - - and would have been darned near indestructible.
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It's true...though there's always gonna be some PIMP frame out there that'll do the job. Norco will see to that. I'm becoming more and more intrigued by the Parker though. The only thing that bothers me is the Domain U-Turn up front. Though it's a good fork...I hesitate to trust it stretched out to 6" when there's only 4" of travel on the frame...I fear it will be the end of that frame. (within 13mo)
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chel... chill!

The idea that a frame cannot handle a fork with more travel than it has in the rear is a myth, especially nowadays. Frames are better than in the late 90's....
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But a 4" frame can't have a 6" fork...it's a no-branier. 4x4, 6x6...yada, yada, yada.
Just like a hardtail shouldn't have more than 100mm of travel. The so-called AmHT is a load of crap.

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It's actually perfectly fine on the parker.
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Please ruin my sarcasm...


DANG IT SMASHMAN!
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Yah...it works for more than the Parker:


Not a 4x6, but similarly imbalanced on paper...yet balanced in practice.
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For me 3 mtb frames have my curiosity pegged at the moment.

2011 Specialized P3
The 2011 DMR Slopestyle bike: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/dmr-bol...bike-2010.html
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OP: You'll be fine.
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For me 3 mtb frames have my curiosity pegged at the moment.

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Well now that the OP has a straight answer....


The Black Market is like a URT done right.

I'm diggin the DMR though...and 4130...oooooooooh
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I ran a fox talas @140mm for a little while on my dmr, which it's max rec travel is 110mm and was perfectly fine.
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