- Any foxy owners running 160mm forks?
As mentioned – Barel rode the XR for the last 18 months which comes with geometry designed for 160mm forks.
I had my Foxy RR set up with Fox 36s, partly because that was what I had, and because I’m what some might describe as a moderately ‘burly’ rider. I really loved it on the descents, but with the greater than standard axle-crown height and slacker headangle; it was a bit wandery on the flats/climbs so I made great use of the Talas height adjustment. Never quite found the sweet spot you’d get with the standard forks though.
When my RR frame cracked (and replaced under warranty), I test rode an XR and found, as I hoped – that the geometry and ride was pretty much what I had hoped to achieve with my RR, but done properly and with the intelligent component choice was amazingly confidence inspiring. So I bought an XR frame and built it up… with newer 36s – and I’m loving it 🙂
Posted 5 years agojpaceySubscriber
Interesting to hear all your reports.Posted 5 years ago
Im running a 160mm 36 float spaced down to 140mm on a foxy R.
Going to exeperiment with 150mm/160mm of travel over the summer to see which i prefer.
id be interested in giving an XR a ride but why are the stems always postioned so high?
The stem is high on my Foxy because a) I’m 6’3″, and b) I hadn’t had it cut down yet 🙂
Losing about 15mm/3 stackers from the steerer height. Because of the nature of the stem on the XR, bars directly over the steerer – it’s a definite measure twice cut once exercise!
They also look higher because of the lack of any ‘stem’ – compare the relative height of the bars with the photo of the RR – not that much differencePosted 5 years agojpaceySubscriber
Fair enough, just noticed yours and Fabiien barel’s both seemed to have a lot of spacers under the stem an wondered if there was a technical reason for it.
It’s interesting to see that mondraker have gone with the 160/140 travel on the foxy xr and FB rode it as his enduro bike of choice rather than a 160/160 dune (before **** off to canyon)Posted 5 years agogt56Member
Hi all, thanks for the replies. Im going to go 160, but having some issues with the headset. I want a tapered steerer, but the current headset is a 11/8 – 1.5 reducer crown race jobbie to fit straight forks. Any ideas? Ive asked and the answer seems to be as simple as a new crown race. Will any 45 degree bearing crown race fit?
thanks!Posted 5 years ago
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