- 4 inch fork on a 456 anyone?
In the title really… Am in the market for a hartail, thinking of the 456 but have a 100mm fork at the moment. I eventually will be looking at 130 – 140mm but wondered what the above frame is like for people using four inches of travel, particularly when pointing downhill?Posted 9 years agohiggoMember
I only ever wound my Rev down (on my 456) for places like Llandegla/Delamere etc where. Even then I only took it to 110mm or so. Since replaced the Rev with a Pike and it suits the bike really well.
My view is that you won’t get the best out of the frame with 100mm but it won’t be hideous. Do it and bung a Pike on it as soon as you can afford to.
p.s. having just advised you to put a Pike on, the Rev I used to use is sat under the stairs not doing much. I’m not actively trying to sell it but if you’re interested let me know. To save typing, see info on it here: http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/wtd-rockshox-revelation-426-air-u-turnPosted 9 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Set it up harder with more rebound damping and you should be ok
I’m hoping you mean COMPRESSION damping because all you’ll do by increasing rebound is to make the fork pack down and become even shorter!
That said, altering damping settings to try and tune out other problems is entirely the wrong thing to do.Posted 9 years agoreggiegasketMember
I often run my Pikes at 110-120 on my 456 on technical, slow stuff. Works fine. More than fine actually – I prefer it. 140mm is fine for dh stuff but for slower stuff I find the the steering a tad slow. For this reason I find the summer season geometry surprising – but then I’m an ex-bmxer and like quick steering.Posted 9 years agocpSubscriber
yep, works at 4″. I ran an mx comp for a couple of years on mine, before putting a fox talas 100-140 on. It’s a bike that makes so much sense with an adjustable travel fork though. Now i only use 100mm on climbs, 120 in most singletrack areas, and 140 for more point and shoot rocky stuff 🙂
If you ride slowish, then 4″ will give good fast handling, but it can get very twitchy when ridden fast and or steep.Posted 9 years ago
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