Should i treat my self and buy……
i need some more advice guys! basically my riding style is xc / freeride / downhill. i do own an alpine 160 so im making the bfe into an agressive hardtail ” short stem wide bars ” n all that ;p ive had 140Posted 5 years ago
s before and got 160s currently so would like to try the 150
s, anyone else agree? i dont want 160s cause it would make it to heavy, i want it a nice strong build but keeping it light also for the xc 🙂NorthwindSubscriber
150mm Float is a bad call IMO, too long to let the bike work well as an allrounder but pretty flexy for the descents, neither one thing nor t’other.
I ran my BFe with a set of u-turn Revelations… Rockshox have binned u-turn for the Rev now I think so it’d mean buying used or old stock, but they suited it well. Could certainly have gone stiffer/stronger though, they were about the least sturdy fork I’d consider for it, but the height adjust was well worth it.Posted 5 years agoacidchunksMember
Not this years but a hell of a lot cheaper.Posted 5 years ago
hmm 140Posted 5 years ago
s u say, im not really sure what to get, has to be 1 1/8th steerer though, could look into the float 140s ctd kashima coat in white? cant see the 150
s being much of a problem rather than the 140s , never had 150`s thought id try different, keep the comments coming , it will help cheers!EuroMember
Nah, BFe deserves shorter forks.
Yup. 150-160mm is great when you think you need it (you probably don’t though) but less than ideal for almost all riding. 120-140mm works best but if you insist on having as much travel as possible then a travel adjustable fork would be a good compromise. These are white, but not fox, and under £400.Posted 5 years ago
well yeh but it sounds like the bfe runs better with a 140 fork from what people are saying, if im using it for xc thats good for climbs and it being light and 140 is fine for am/dh, ive got an alpine that uses 160 and thats fine so i guess i can just go for the 140 stay on the light sidePosted 5 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
I wouldn’t buy a current Fox fork with that new very linear spring rate, especially with a long fork on a hardtail – far too wallowy. I have 2010 Float 32 140s on my Soul which work well because they ramp up quite a lot, so you get about 100mm (inc sag) of travel which gets used much of the time and about 40mm of “aarghh I really screwed that up but somehow survived it” travel. I’d also be inclined to use a stiffer fork on a stiffer frame like the BFe.Posted 5 years ago
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