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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:11 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
Much better than a standard Yo actually. It has been discussed at length elsewhere, but in short, a Yo had a really steep head angle (71 deg) compared to todays bikes which made it twitchy as hell. Fitting a longer fork has softened the head angle to a more contempory angle of 69deg when sagged (which was the head angle of the standard Fat Chance in 1990- a bike considered by many to be more trail friendly than the racy Yo). Couple this with a relativly short stem and a Judy DH crown (which has a different offset and rake to the standard SID crown, or indeed the BOI inch fork) and you have a fine handling bike. The extra half inch of BB clearance has been a real boon too.

Fitting longer forks can be a disaster on some bikes but with some basic engineering and math it can transform a bike.


Very well put, you clearly know your stuff - good luck with the sale (someone is going to get a very nice bike) :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Still for sale guys?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Hmmmmm- if only it were a large.


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Still for sale Si?


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I guess so bigboy. Have you sold the Jones?


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I have indeed, reckon I would be ok with the Yo? I'm sure it fitted me ok at BDW.


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:29 am 
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dont suppose this is still for sale ?


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:10 am 
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think it went to ebay in the end


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