- Anyone gone from 160/170mm to 180mm fork travel?
My Lyriks need a service and the new Debonair spring looks like it might be worth sticking in them. Thinking of upping the travel to 180mm from 170mm. Wondering whether it’s worth doing.
I ride fairly technical stuff – BPW blacks and reds, natural stuff on the Mendips and the blacks and reds at Wind Hill; I don’t generally feel over-biked with my Nukeproof Mega, and regularly use almost all of the travel.
So, is it worth doing?
JPPosted 3 months agoraybanwombleMember
Posted 3 months ago
Went from 160 on the rear to 180 recently, I couldn’t ride my bike like a DH bike before- eg going heavy through the pedals and just outright ploughing it through a rock garden letting the rear do the work…..now I can…anyway….160 to 180mm on the fork fs probably similar….170 to 180 is not quite so noticeable thoughndthorntonMember
I recently built up a Mondraker Dune (160) with 180 Lyric forks. Works really well.
I also have a 140mm Liteville 301 with 160mm Pikes.
I don’t see any reason not to max out your forks. There is no weight penalty and it doesn’t make the bike Wallow like too much rear travel can. Head angle becomes a tad slacker.
Basically more is better with forks.Posted 3 months agonickfrogMember
I always thought 160mm was probably too much for a fork. I then tried it on an aggro HT and then on the Foxy which should be on 140mm. It just improves the bike and doesn’t create any downsides that I can think of. So adding some more providing the geo emains acceptable is likely to be a good move.Posted 3 months ago
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