- 140mm 27.5" forks for a Cotic BFe- £500 budget
If you do go down the Yari route, don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Sure they’re not a pike – in fact they are a franken-fork (according to Sprung Suspension who extended mine) with a bit of lyric, a bit of pike and the lower spec motion control damper.
Mine are the boost ones and man are they stiff. They’re not quite as controlled as the pike but honestly I’m not sure it’s a 200 quid+ difference. They are a bit heavier but really seem excellent value for money. A bit like revelations used to be!
I bought the 120mm ones and just had them extended to 140mm – that’s a pike air spring so definitely lots of shared components in there.
For comparison I had the 110mm Manitou boost version of the Mattoc on my Stache. Nice fork, very adjustable (too complicated for me), quite stiff and light.Posted 3 years ago
The forks comes with the spacers. I bought the Mattoc tool kit which has the skinny socket etc in it. The videos on the Manitou website are really easy to follow. There’s also a helpful thread on MTBR.
Just be aware that some of the tool kits have the wrong cassette tool in them; it’s long not really stubby like a proper cassette tool so it flexes and doesn’t bite into the bottom of the damper.
I’ve found them easy to set up. There is high and low speed compression but not loads of clicks plus the bottom out adjuster to firm the end of the stroke up.Posted 3 years agobone_idleMember
Why not get the sweeps J tech or Freeborn will adjust the travel to 140 if you buy from them, I got them on 2 bikes now and think they are on par with all Pikes that I have tried. They have a mid valve which makes them plush at low pressures without the brake dive. I destickered mine as the graphics aren’t for me.Posted 3 years ago
Cotic fit them on there builds and have an article explaining whybornonaboatMember
Mattoc forks can be set to either 26″ or 27.5 with the parts that come in the box, there is 4mm trail difference in the crown between the two versions.Posted 3 years ago
I bought an set of 26 mattoc pro and converted to 27.5 150mm travel for my bfe.
I’m tempted by a irt kit to make the air spring dual stage but they are really good anyway.Alpha1653Subscriber
I bought some X Fusion Slants (essentially the sweep with a different offset) with the Roughcut damper and they are awesome. Damping is controlled with a massive amount of adjustment and they are v stiff. Pikes might be a bit better (if you’re good enough to notice the difference) but not several hundred pounds better. I’ve ridden both and would take the X Fusions and a less empty wallet! Just back from a week blatting around Morzine & Chatel and they barely flinched. Oh and the mud clearance around the brace is insane.
I got mine from Freeborn and they could not have been more helpful.Posted 3 years ago
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