- Current Fork Deals – Recommendations for a Soul
After about 8 months of running my Reba’s on the front of my Soul at 115mm I feel its time for a change (it was always the plan).
Looking for a bit more travel that is adjustable. Possibly bolt through as I have 20mm adapters for my Pro II hub, Not hugely expensive 😉
Was thinking Air Pike (454 😕 ) but open to suggestions 🙂
Pic, link and recommendations very welcome 🙂Posted 7 years agogeetee1972Member
I’m not even sure you can still buy the air pike (again unless second hand). I have a set of them myself though, freshly back from TF having had the push tuning. There’s a lot more meat in the chassis of the Pike so the air version sort of makes sense if you want the fork to be very stiff but still relatively light.
A Sektor would be a good choice I guess not least because it’s well priced.
A coil Pike would also be excellent but will add about 1lb in weight (although also a lot more performance).
Freeborn have the coil Pike 454 U-Turn for £385.Posted 7 years ago
Cheers geetee1972 will have a look at Freeborn
And will also have a look at the Revs rockthreegozy.
With the forks that offer a range of travel like the U Turn Pikes etc are their any long term problems from running them part the way through their travel e.g. 120mm (80% of the time) on a 140mm travel fork?Posted 7 years agogeetee1972Member
FWIW – the Soul is such a good bike that it almost deserves a longer travel, stiffer fork. You rarely see people running 140mm Coil Pikes on the Soul and I’m not saying they are wrong by any means, just that the Soul really can make use of the extra tavel and stiffness and far from being a mismatch, that combination works superbely well.Posted 7 years agorichccMember
You’re first sentence took the wind out of my sails as I was about to suggest Rebas – I’ve just put 100mm Rebas on my Soul and they’re fabulous. Had longer forks on it, Magura Phaons but Rebas have transformed it – not sure whether it’s just because they’re newer,better,stiffer or whether the shorter travel has made the steering nicer.Posted 7 years ago
Jamie – Member
What sort of money you looking to spend OP?
TBC – It depends on the fork I guess 😕
Northwind – Member
110-140mm Revelations if you can find some at the right price…
Googling now ……
richcc – Member
You’re first sentence took the wind out of my sails as I was about to suggest Rebas – I’ve just put 100mm Rebas on my Soul and they’re fabulous. Had longer forks on it, Magura Phaons but Rebas have transformed it – not sure whether it’s just because they’re newer,better,stiffer or whether the shorter travel has made the steering nicer.
I started off with my Rebas at 100mm, then adjusted to 115mm.
I like 15mm ish of sag so would like to try something with longer travel to actually have a weighted rider position with about 120mm travel if that makes sense 😕Posted 7 years ago
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