- can I use these forks if…
I have a frame designed for 100 mm forks. My nearest and dearest has pinched my 100 mm manitou R7s leaving me with no forks for this frame. I happen to have a pair of revelations (120-140mm). If I leave enough sag can I use these or maybe restrict the movement oe… Any thoughts?Posted 5 years agoDickBartonMember
How old is the frame? I have a Pace RC-200 F8 – designed for 90mm travel, but works with 100mm – was going to stick a 120mm set on and thought I’d check so called to ask.
Was told best not to as the frame wasn’t designed for that travel and the extra 20mm would add a bit more stress to the frame which again, it wasn’t intended for. They didn’t say the head tube would come away but they said it did increase the risk a bit.
Up to you, I decided against it s the Pace has sentimental value to me and I figured I’d be utterly gutted if the headtube ever did part company with the rest of the bike!Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
This old chestnut…
…an increase in axle to crown height is surely more important than the actual suspension travel, no? Of course, not all forks of similar travel have the same axle to crown height so you’ll get small variations across the board.
I’d wind ’em down to 120mm and forget about it.Posted 5 years agocynic-alMember
PJM1974 – Member
This old chestnut…
Indeed – given the max stress comes when the fork is compressed, the travel of the fork doesn’t matter. The point is people who ride longer forks tend to ride harder/heavier on them, making a frame breakage more likely.
Brant has accepted this here, so it’s FATC.Posted 5 years agogonzyMember
you should be fine in the 120mm setting. the steering will become more wallowy in the 140mm setting and you’ll find that your weight is over the rear wheel more.Posted 5 years ago
my hardtail frame was designed for a 120mm fork but i’ve been running a 150mm fork on it for over 5 years without any problems.
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