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  • Can I upgrade the damping in recons?
  • Premier Icon iridebikes
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    I’m looking at buying a bike which comes with 100mm recon gold rl forks.

    Can I upgrade them to 120mm?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    That’s increasing the travel, not upgrading the damping. I don’t know there answer to you actual question.

    Premier Icon leegee
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    I had some Recon gold’s on a bike a few years back and they were internally adjustable 80mm-120mm. Find the manual for your fork and it’ll show you how.

    Premier Icon iridebikes
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    Science officer. It’s both that I’d like to do. Or just sell them and buy rebas later on?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    The only way to be sure is to open them up and look for the spacers inside. If there is a spacer you can take it out and get more travel.

    The travel on my 100mm recon golds was certainly not adjustable.

    This may help (page 16)

    https://sram-cdn-pull-zone-gsdesign.netdna-ssl.com/cdn/farfuture/MKdfs7R7OEj4Jmx6SznLAbcu5OI2DIUq3QOsOw4KqcM/mtime:1372788144/sites/default/files/techdocs/2011-recon-gold-technical-manual.pdf

    I’m sure it’s not financially worthwhile looking into upgrading the damping compared with just buying a better fork in the first place.

    Premier Icon iridebikes
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    Thanks Martin
    I was thinking it wouldn’t be worth it. I’ll just use the hem at first and change them later on.

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