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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:26 pm 
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Yeah, a small drive to a place called Yorkshire & Derbyshire :lol:
Completely agree with your toughts. I nearly bought a Yeti a few weeks ago but circumstances put paid to that and for the riding I want to do, I'm not sure it's what I'd need.


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I've got a 2005 and absolutely love it! I'm only light so used a fair few xc bits from another bike but even though a few have said it should be built as a hard hitter it's still a great bike, can't recommend it enough :).


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Awkward Kid wrote:

I'm not sure what i need. I'd like to use the Mav 120mm i've got on my Pace and build a bomb proof do it all full susser that i can throw about some trail centres.


That 120mm fork will be waaaay to short for a Five Spot. You want 140mm as an absolute minimum if you are to get the best out of it. The locals are all using either 150/60 Floats or 160 Lyriks.


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Dr S wrote:
Awkward Kid wrote:

I'm not sure what i need. I'd like to use the Mav 120mm i've got on my Pace and build a bomb proof do it all full susser that i can throw about some trail centres.


That 120mm fork will be waaaay to short for a Five Spot. You want 140mm as an absolute minimum if you are to get the best out of it. The locals are all using either 150/60 Floats or 160 Lyriks.



Was going to big up the Orange 5 again (I think they're ace) but agree with Si about the forks. 120mm is too short for any 5. I've run 140 and 160 on mine.


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I'm using RockShox RLT ti 150's that feel great. They do have the 130mm option and even that feels waaaaaaaay to steep.


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