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  • Extra 20mm up front ?
  • Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    I have a ragley big wig with Rock shox reba 120mm 29er forks up front and wondered if I noticed an extra 20mm travel with some pikes ? £600 seems a lot for 20mm ? What’s your thoughts . I do go away to the peaks and exmoor type riding , and BPW was hard going yesterday .

    Cheers Richie

    Premier Icon devash
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    Its not just the extra travel, Pikes are stiffer and have better damping than Rebas.

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    Yes I did think they might have better damping 🙂

    Premier Icon solamanda
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    I would save your £600 towards a mail order full suspension bike in the future. Fit a bigger volume front tyre for now. Reba’s aren’t a bad fork anyway.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    Depends how hard you ride, i found Rebas at 100mm far too flexy on a 29er for me. Like a twangy twang thing.

    A bigger tyre isnt going to increase stiffness.

    When you say that BPW felt hard going, what specifically felt hard going?

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    It’s was on the black runs at the bottom , just felt everything and quite slow , then again it is a hardtail

    Premier Icon rickon
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    I find the slower I ride affects how much goes through the bike, so

    just felt everything and quite slow

    Could be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    A hardtail is going to rattle you a lot more than a full sus, and as above, if that’s the case – a bigger tyre could really help.

    The damping on the Pike is a lot better than the RCT3 on the Reba, or the older carts.

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