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  • Is there any reason i shouldn’t???
  • Premier Icon danmac
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    Last one on suspension forks now, i promise… Maybe. Is there any reason i shouldnt make change the current RS Judy 120mm on my hardtail to a RS Pike ultimate 140mm? My main aim is for something more capable and less flimsy. Unfortunately budget to upgrade complete bike is not there so this seems the logical step forward to me. Current offset on the Judy is 44 and the pike is 42 but i doubt il notice that. Any advice appreciated

    Premier Icon pickle
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    None at all, the pikes will be world’s better 👍

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    The pike will blow the judy out of the water

    How old is the frame? Tapered?, you’ll be raising the bb a wee bit & slackening the ha by a degree or so

    That will feel odd for a couple of rides, then you’ll just have a much better fork & more capable bike!

    Premier Icon danmac
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    @kimbers The frame is 2020 Trek Roscoe 7. Yes tapered. I can’t imagine plus 20mm on travel is going to put enough extra strain to worry about?

    Premier Icon tabletop2
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    Roscoe is a good base to start so would be worth it I’d say. I wouldn’t go more than 20mm but you should be fine. will slacken it about a degree, but it’s not super slack to start so go for it

    Premier Icon danmac
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    Thanks @tabletop2! I feel the only major crux with it now is the fork, however when i bought it at the back end of 2019 my riding wasnt where it is now.

    Premier Icon tabletop2
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    The revlelations are also pretty good. same chasis as a Pike but different damper. Wouldn’t be quite as nice as a Pike but still far better than the Judy

    Premier Icon danmac
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    Well after deliberation, ive just purchased a 2020 Pike Ultimate to go on the steed 😏

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Good work – that’s a huge upgrade over a Judy. My older 2017 Pike RC felt worlds better then my nephews Recon Gold RL Solo Air.

    The Pike Ultimate is a step on from my old Pikes (I’ve got some ultimate rc2s in 140mm travel on my hardtail now) and the Judy isn’t as good as the Recon.

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