Genesis Latitude 853 Fork travel?

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  • Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    I am looking to buy an Genesis Latitude 853 but need to know the fork travel these frames can handle. I can’t seem to find any info on the Genesis site for these frames or the Alpitude which i may need to go for.

    I have some old ’06 130mm U-Turn Revs and eventually will be replacing these with some 2010 150mm Revs when i get them repaired/upgraded. Obviously the newer revs can be spaced down to 130 as well but do not go lower.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    100-140mm, though if it’s anything like (which it probably isn’t!) the old Altitude 853 then 120/130 was about the sweet spot IMO. Had some 100-120-140 Talas on mine and it felt a bit “wrong” at 140

    Info on Genesis blog

    s-keeper
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    What woody said. If you are ‘looking to buy’ I’m ‘looking to sell’ a small Latitude 853 frame.

    Andy

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    Cheers Woody, hadn’t realised if I kept scrolling down older and older stuff appeared.

    S-keeper, is it one of the 44mm head tube ones? I have found a new one at a fantastic price so please don’t be offended if I decline on your offer.

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    Any of the late shift have any opinions on the Latitude Alpitude frames.

    s-keeper
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    It does have a 44mm head-tube, yes. Not offended, I’d prefer to keep it until the BFE is back in stock, or I decide on a full sus frame. Can I ask what price you’ve been offered new?

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    I’ve seen one for £250

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Tried my Altitude with a 130mm Revelation for a while, but it felt a bit tall, slack and wandery at the front.

    Replaced it with a 120mm Reba (actually almost 20mm shorter a2c than the Revelation) and it handles superbly.

    s-keeper
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    That’s a great price. I got mine for £360 but that’s when it wasn’t discontinued.

    It’s a great frame, its just that its a bit big for me. Small Soul/BFE is about half an inch shorter reach at the same travel. Though with much slacker seat angle.

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    I pulled the trigger on the Latitude yesterday afternoon, if any one else is interested the link to where i got mine is below.

    http://www.thebikechain.co.uk/Genesis-Latitude-853-Frame-16%22-201211140414/

    TBC’s online shop seems to be pretty accurate with the stock they have and i’m pretty sure the one left is the last one they have.

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