Anyone running a 100mm fork on a 456 summer season?

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  • b r
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    My riding buddy runs a pair of On One carbon rigid's on his – which I think are eqivilent to 100mm.

    mtbtomo
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    br, do you know what length stem he's running?

    thepodge
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    The ss was designed to run 4" forks

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    I have a summer season with 100mm forks and a 70mm stem. Doesn't feel like a barge at all and runs fine.

    mtbtomo
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    I've currently got 120mm on it, with a shortish 70mm stem and while its good on swooping descents, its a bit like a barge on switchbacks and tight twisty stuff.

    I know the clue is the '456' but could I even run 80mm up front?

    B.A.Nana
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    Why not exchange them for some adjustable forks ie Talas 80/100/130, then you've got 2 bikes.

    Got Pikes on mine and tend to run at 100mm for general riding.

    If I know that the trail goes down for a long time then I like to wind them out to 140mm.

    If I had a choice I would look at adjustable forks as per Mr Nana, if I had to choose between 100mm or 140mm then 100mm would get my vote.

    mtbtomo
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    They're Marzocchi MX Comps – I think Marz were quite long for their travel?

    I have some Rebas I could space down to 100 or 80mm.

    b r
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    br, do you know what length stem he's running?

    80mm I think, but I'm riding with him this evening, so I'll check.

    bigbloke
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    I run a 60mm stem with 120mm forks , feels fine for me.

    Van Halen
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    its a barge as it has a massive wheelbase.

    if you want it sharper in twisty stuff its new frame time.

    Crag
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    I've just built one up with 100mm bombers on and 50mm stem. Not ridden it in anger yet but it feels fine on the car park test.

    mtbtomo
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    Van Halen – Suggest a frame then that will give a shorter wheelbase?

    Can someone tell me the wheelbase of a normal 18" 456 with a 120mm fork as a comparison to my SS?

    Think I probably just need to improve my riding most of all tho….

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