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    Blur 05 frame with Talas fork

    Do you know if the Blur frame 2005 model is designed to accommodate the Fox Talas fork (80-125 travel) or is better suited to the Fox RLT100?

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    santacruzmtb.com says that it can "accomodate up to a 105mm travel fork". Not that it couldn't take 125mm, but it would throw the geometry off. I'd go with the RLT100 unless you need the extra/less travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Down Under
    Do you know if the Blur frame 2005 model is designed to accommodate the Fox Talas fork (80-125 travel) or is better suited to the Fox RLT100?
    Putting a longer travel fork than the one recommended by the factory WILL void your warranty if something happens to the frame. I put the TALUS on my Stumpy against the recommendation but I went into the deal with "both eyes open." I just thought you should be aware prior to making a decision.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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    Got an email from SC saying warranty would be void if go with fork >105. On the other hand LBS (Australia, Sydney) has just confirmed they will honor warranty if having the extra length fork damages the frame (best get that in writing I think!!). Who would have thought size is everything?! Thanks for the feedback.

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    I dont know if this is correct, but somewhere i read that having more travel puts more stress on the headtube. Which may be one factor for voiding the warranty. I would just go with what its ment for
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