- Which forks for an on one 456 summer season?
I’ve an old set of 110-150mm 36 talas on mine. They spend most of their time at 110 which is spot on for xc and jumping about. Because they’re so chunky they work well at this height for that there gnarr stuff too. They came off my old minidh bike so i know they can take a beating, and the option to wind them out a bit when it’s really rough and steep makes them the perfect fork for my 456SS.Posted 5 years ago
Got a medium frame with rock shox tora 302 forks on it. Had them for years, never serviced, no leaks, always been reliable. Bought my son a genesis latitude which has recon golds 120mm and they seem much lighter and more responsive. Are they a good buy for my ss or should I be looking at 130 or 140mm because of the slack head angle?Posted 5 years ago
Recon Gold solo air, I had one on a Summer Season (no longer have the bike) and they worked well and suited the frame. They were bought as 100’s but removal of the inner spacer (easy job) took them out to 120. Personally I wouldn’t have wanted the Summer Season any slacker than that and feel the idea of really long travel forks on a hardtail is a bit ridiculous. The Summer Season is just a slacker 456 and takes the same range of forks. The Recon Gold is a darned good performer considering it cost me £170 new and I still have it on another hardtail.Posted 5 years agoB.A.NanaMember
I had the 1st generation summer season, like said above, designed for short travel forks 100m-120mm, but giving a slack head angle. I had 125ml talas forks which were ok, bit of hefty clog iron frame tho, never got on with it. Now got a 456 carbon with slack headset, same geo I think, but much lighter bike.Posted 5 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
I had 100-120-140 TALAS on mine. Was probably best at 120. Although I never got on with it really. Dead and lifeless. Put those forks on a Blue Pig, totally different animal.
Apparently Brant has said the 456 SS was designed for 100mm forks. If so, why isn’t it called a 4 SS?????Posted 4 years ago
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