Thanks @cy I’ll look to source a stem and bars with increased rise to compensate with the lower front end when its reduced to 120mm.
Although it rides well at 140mm I think 120mm would be the sweet spot for my local riding and the bike in general. Hell, my original Mk 1 Solaris coped admirably with everything I’ve thrown at it over the last 8…[Read more]
I was intent on dropping my Fox 34 forks from 140mm to 120mm. Yet it seems to ride well in the 140mm guise.
My concern about dropping the travel on the front is how that affects the stack height and riding position. I’m already running 15mm of spacers under the stem with no room for manoeuvre due to the steerer tube length and I wouldn’t want the…[Read more]
I built up a large cosmic black Solaris Max two weeks ago (having bought the frame some months before when then new shipping arrived). So only two rides in at present. I’m 183cm. 6ft in old money.
It feels much bigger than my previous (donor) bike, a Yeti SB4.5. Even with a 35mm stem. I’m currently running an Fox F34 fork at 140mm and it feels…[Read more]