- Advice on forks, bolt through 15mm 20mm HELP
Hi all after some advice on forks, I am currently running some Fox Talas 100/120/140mm on my stumpjumper with standard qr skewer, I love the forks but can’t help feeling that I get a bit of sideways roll (if that makes sense) am I likely to benefit from a bolt through for a stiffer steer? I am a bit of a lunker at 6ft 2 and 17 stone (yes I know pies and Stella)so was just wondering if bolt through makes a big difference ?
I would be very gratefull to hear some educated response
Thanks TweedyPosted 4 years ago
What size tyres? And at what pressure? Again, don’t go spending lots until you have checked some basics – a narrow rim (any Mavic!) + big tyres = possible feeling of twisting and squirming, and tyre ‘collapsing’ at times. I found Nobby’s and then 2.4 AdVantages (while ace tyres) did this all the time on my Mavics.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks Matt-outandaboutPosted 4 years ago
I run a 2.1 on the front and a 2.0 on the rear, I tend to run 40psi rear and very slightly less on the front, as I mentioned before I am a chubby bugger at 17 stone, with the Nobby Nics I was planning on going 2.25 front and rear as they look really narrow to me but again any advice will be appreciated.
I stuck a 9mm thru axle on my old QR forks, definately felt less ‘twangy’. A much cheaper option, managed to get conversion for hub and cheapo Superstar thru axle were £15 off here.
Not as good as a 20mm (which I use on my main bikes) but a cheap and easy option if your happy with your forks?Posted 4 years ago
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