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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:49 pm 
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What's the longest travel forks people have fitted to these classics? Currently got 100mm travel but wondering if anyone has gone longer and what effect it had on the ride? 140mm anyone?


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Seen a couple of Sub 5's with 130-140mm +, forks on them.

140mm would be fine but will make the head angle a little more slacker.
More stable at speed going down but You'll notice it more on the climbs cos you have 100mm on at the moment.


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Unless you fit a TALAS, U-Turn or Magura Thor which you can wind down to 100mm for steep climbs. Best of both worlds. That said, i have 140mm forks on a full susser and my Cotic Soul but never reduce the travel. I find that by the time the hill gets steep enough for the front end to get vague, my legs and lungs had already given up in favour of walking.

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