170mm travel on my UFO ? Silly idea, dangerous, stupid, or OK for a little Trail fun.
OE was 100mm..though the Mr White & MsIsle ( very similar frames and geo ) would take much more...admittedly there has a little more bracing around the headtube.
That bracing is there for good reason! Tube thickness may also be different, as is geometry.
I would think twice about sticking an extra 70mm travel on a bike designed for 100.
Also, I have yet to ride a bike that has benefitted from fitting forks that are much longer than maker's recommendations...
Ta...you have of course confirmed what I knew I suppose...just being daft.
I have several sets of forks..all with longer travel than the Xverts on the UFO and was just hoping to use them.
Ah well....maybe I should just stick to the originals and find another frame to stick the Nixons and Junior Ts on.
Thanks again for your sense inducing reply.