- 29er fork dilemma..
Traces are 546mm @ 140mm and Slides 526mm @ 120mm so by the time you’ve stepped the Traces down to 120mm they should be the same a-c? Both tapered and use 15mm bolt-through but Slides have 32mm stanchions Vs Trace 34mm.
Unless they reduce the travel without reducing the a-c, which I’m not 100% on to be honest.Posted 4 years ago
What I want is an X-Fusion Trace 120mm with a tapered steerer and 15mm axle. Sadly I can’t get one for at least a month and probably longer. Which is a bit of an issue as I have a new *ahem* project turning up this week that needs exactly that.
I could just leave it for a month unridden. This is unlikely to happen. So might bite the bullet, buy something else and either decide that’s fine or change it when the Trace’s come in.
Not really up on 29er forks. I have a set of 2012 Reba’s on my Solaris (I know I know too many bikes…) but not been that impressed. The last 150mm non tapered Revs (26) I used I didn’t like at all. Don’t have fox money 😉
Any recommendations? Or if you have a 2nd hand set of good 29er forks in that ^^^ config, I’m your man.
Cheers.Posted 4 years ago
What’s up with the Reba’s? (Not stiff enough, rubbish/poor performance?)Posted 4 years ago
If poor performance, how’s about talking to a suspension specialist about upgrading/tuning them. That way you won’t end up with an extra ‘spare’ set of forks & the Reba’s can be returned to the Solaris in a better shape?
Those Trace forks look very tasty btw.
I know some can’t, but is it worth investigating to see if they could be extended to 120mm?
I’m only thinking of your pocket, as you say you can’t afford fox, but can seemingly afford to buy some forks on a temporary basis, to be replaced by other in a months time…
No chance of any Trace from Europe quicker?Posted 4 years agofatgitMember
HiPosted 4 years ago
I also have some White Bros Loop which will probably be available next week.
Currently set at 140 but internally adjustable. AFAIK though altering them doesn’t change ac length
Only done 3 rides since service and new internals fitted by Ison the distributors.
Email in profile if any interest
I could buy some fox’s. I’m just not going too. The right thing to do is to just hang on until summer finishes and the trace’s finally arrive. I did check my Reba’s and Merlin tell me they can only go 80 to 100. X-Fusion seem to ship to Upgrade (I think) in the UK and out from there. Anyway I’ll buy from the shop that’s been really helpful, not fair to go somewhere else.
Had a look at those loops and decided not. But thanks anyway.Posted 4 years agoPhatmanMember
I’m in the same position, waiting on Trace’s but need a fork pronto for a trip at the end of the month so considering other options at the moment. I’m in Canada by the way. Have you considered Revelations, they’ll probably end up being my back up solution unless my lbs can come up trumps and lend me a fork for my trip until the Traces appear (if they appear).Posted 4 years ago
I saw these: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=94599 but seem to remember that despite the blurb they were fixed at 140mm. Anyone know?
I’m a bit suspicious now of Marz but will have a look as well.Posted 4 years agodlrMember
Yep loved my tower pro’s, bear in mind you might need a different spring (they are coil+air hybrid) if you are quite um, heavy…or really light.
Sadly I just managed to bend the steerer ever so slightly on mine but then the frame did snap in two in the crash so they are clearly very strong, werent even tapered ones!Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
I saw these: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=94599 but seem to remember that despite the blurb they were fixed at 140mm. Anyone know?.
Yes, I’ve got those and they can be reduced to 120mm. You even get the spacers to do so in the pack. I’m happy with them at 120mm on my FF29, but don’t have a huge amount to compare them with.Posted 4 years ago
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