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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Sorry I should of spotted that earlier, iirc the dropouts are also rather interesting on the 02 compared to later models.


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Yeah - the dropouts are kinda recessed under the seatstays

Any idea what was the max fork length? The later Evo2 would take 100mm - but I'm thinking probably 80mm?


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Anyone out in RB_land know what forks they came with?
Or any idea what was the max fork length?

The later Evo2 would take 100mm - but I'm thinking probably 80mm?

Thanks in advance!


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Don't hold me to this - my recollections are pretty fuzzy, but I did work in an Orange dealer in 98 and I remember it being a Rock Shox Indy LT, which was 80mm.
(running for cover before I get shot down!) :)

But that frame would be fine with a 100mm travel fork as long as you compensate with a shorter than stock stem.


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Cheers bud,
I think Orange were fitting RS forks to their bikes up to '98 and switched to fitting Manitou from '99.
Don't really want to go to 100mm - I don't think the daughter needs that much travel.
I might try and get a set of 80mm Manitou SX for it - which oddly is how we first chatted on here when I was looking for the same fork for the MrXC :)


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