- New Pike RCT3 150mm on a BFe?
After being messed around with an order for some Revelations that I never received I am back to square one with my BFe build.
Spent too long reading forum posts about the ideal forks for a BFe. Most people talk about the sweet spot being 120/130mm ish, others that a travel adjust 150m fork offers the best of both worlds with regards climbing and descending. Finally there are people who are happy with Lyrics/36’s etc. Obviously this is a topic that divides opinions and I originally settled on Revelation RCT3 Dual positions (150/120mm travel.
I guess the BFe can be built up into many different guises, but I want mine to be a a bit of a do-it-all. Current build spec is Zee 1×10, Flow EX’s, reverb, 50 mm stem, wide bars etc. The new Pike in the 150mm flavour keeps entering my mind as a fork option. I let my sensible side get the better of me previously by ordering the Revs, but now I’m getting tempted by the Pikes again. I can wait another couple of weeks for them to be available.
Do people think that the fixed length 150mm version would be too long? Don’t want to kill the ability to climb etc, but quite tempted by these as a fork. Any opinions welcome!Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
If you can reduce the travel on the Pikes to 130 or 140 I’d go with them. But I’d start out with them at 150mm and see how you like it – just requires more precise control of the steering and getting out of the saddle to prevent unintentional wheelies when climbing. Slants are a good cheaper option if you’re happy having a 200mm front rotor! (I run a Soul with Fox 32 140s which are the same A-C length as the Slants or Pikes would be at 130).Posted 4 years agojimtheladMember
I have just got fitted the new Marzocchi 55cr’s adjusted down to 150mm. They are the flippin’ real deal. Awesome, awesome things. Plus they look great! straight steerer, so on the newer BFe’s you can run an internal bottom HS cup keeping the front end slightly lower than a tapered steerer fork.Posted 4 years ago
Dual position only come as 160/120 though and I think 160 is a bit too much 90% of the time.
Getting hold of the 150’s any time soon might be tricky. From one shop I have spoken to all the first batch are accounted for and next batch are not due until September.
Decisions, decisions…Posted 4 years ago
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