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Old 10-05-06, 04:26 AM
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Is 100mm too much for my frame?

I have a 2005 Giant Yukon that came with a stupid crappy SR Suntour 75mm fork. Will a 100mm fork be too much stress on the head tube? I could be putting on a 04 Marzocchi MX Comp Air on.
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You'll be fine. That will be a big improvement.
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I have a 2005 Giant Yukon that came with a stupid crappy SR Suntour 75mm fork. Will a 100mm fork be too much stress on the head tube? I could be putting on a 04 Marzocchi MX Comp Air on.
100mm will be fine- Mate of mine has a Boulder- which is the same geometry and he has 135mm Marzocchi Dropoff forks but he is heavy bloke and sag takes up the difference.
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That should be just fine.
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I'd go at least 120mm, otherwise why bother?
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Ok, lets see..........Suntour or 'Zocchi,thats easy.....XC frame,100mm woks great....wow.
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I went from 70 to an adjustable 85-115 and I find that 115 is more forgiving when I do stupid things but 85 is easier for climbing up stuff.
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That's what ETA is for.
I'd go w/ a 120mm at least man...

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Thanks guys for the replys. I found a guy that owns the same bike. Seems like he has a Mantiou Black on it, more likely 100mm.

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That's what ETA is for.
I'd go w/ a 120mm at least man...

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I'll let you know when my 4" travel Argyle snaps the head tube off of my cowan. Which is most like the 31st of February.
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Hey Ben I don't know crap but to me 120 seems to be waaaay to much for a frame designed for a 75. I wouldn't risk it. It can be dangerous.
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Hey Ben I don't know crap but to me 120 seems to be waaaay to much for a frame designed for a 75. I wouldn't risk it. It can be dangerous.
Siu. I won't be going over 100mm. Anymore then that, and it'll be too much for XC. I won't need all the extra travel.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
I'll let you know when my 4" travel Argyle snaps the head tube off of my cowan. Which is most like the 31st of February.
In other words, it will never happen?
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Siu. I won't be going over 100mm. Anymore then that, and it'll be too much for XC. I won't need all the extra travel.
Okay good . Don't want you hurt because of someone elses lack of........er........travel.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
I'll let you know when my 4" travel Argyle snaps the head tube off of my cowan. Which is most like the 31st of February.
The 31st? Are you sure? Could have sworn the memo said February 30th...
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