My forks are too long !!
I bought these 140mm Fox Float RLC forks from Merlin for my new Five build
I built the bike up (cut the steerer), took it for its first ride yesterday and all seemed good. Then I measured the exposed stanchion length this morning and its 150mm !
I’m not sure that I’m overly bothered as it felt just fine, but a couple of questions spring to mind.
Where do I stand with Merlin? I’m guessing that I couldn’t send them back even if I wanted to as I’ve cut the steerer and ridden them, but I guess I should let them know that these forks appear to be 150 not 140.
Can the travel be reduced on these? As I say, I’m not sure I’d want to, but if its just a case of adding a spacer then I guess I could do that at the first oil change and see if I can tell the difference.Posted 4 years agonwill1Member
I thought the same…
Turned out they were 140mm travel.Posted 4 years ago
Great, so not only am I numpty, I’m not even a very original one. Just one who can’t use the search facility properly 😳
As I say, I wasn’t really worried about the 150mm length per se. It felt fine, which is all that matters, I know the Five is rated for up to 160mm and even though Orange say 140mm is optimal that doesn’t mean much when there is so much variability in A-C between different 140mm forks. But it’s nice to know that the forks are in fact what I thought they were and I’ve learnt something, which is always good.Posted 4 years ago
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