I've got an Orange Five at the moment with 140mm Fox 32 RLCs and a Factory RP23 on the rear.
It's fine in the peaks and copes well going UP and down the really rocky stuff, but on bigger drops I suffer as I have shit knees and ankles. We've got two trips to the alps planned this year and I'm debating whether I should / need to go 160. I've not been before, but everyone I ride with has, or is going 160 for the trips. We're entering the passportes on Wednesday which I understand will be fine on 140, it's the rest of the fortnight I'm worried about.
I've been quoted a really good price on some 160 Fox 36 RLCs and a CCDB... Just need to decide whether to go for it
Anybody got any valuable advice that's been to the alps? Particularly if you've done the passportes too.
And has anybody got any advice on 160mm and a CCDB on a five, as I've heard mixed reviews.