Fork length dilemma/advice

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  • Fork length dilemma/advice
  • mildred
    Member

    I’m looking round for some new forks. I like the look of the new Pike & currently run 26″ wheels. However, in an attempt to future proof (as much as possible) I was contemplating buying a set of 650b forks but initially use them with my 26″ wheels. I’m guessing the offset will be slightly different & the fork slightly longer for any given travel length, but what other issue might I encounter?

    fr0sty125
    Member

    None I can think of I run a 650b fork with 26 inch wheel it suits the geometry of my bike great.

    mildred
    Member

    Looking at my current Rev’s, the arch is shaped/sculptured to fit a tyre profile, with the narrowest part being roughly adjacent to the rim & northwest section of the tyre sidewall. Looking at yours do you think the clearance is tight, or do you reckon the difference between 26 & 27.5 is too subtle to make a deal of difference?

    fr0sty125
    Member

    I have Marzocchi 350 CR no issues with tyre clearance with Chunk Monkey or HDs about to put a DHF 2.5 on the front and I don’t think that will be an issue.

    Pike wise I know there was someone on MTBR has them and run Kenda Excavator.

    mildred
    Member

    Thanks for that it’s a big help.

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