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    2013 Superlight 650B conversion question. 100mm or 120mm Front fork?

    Hello,

    Just a quick question. I am about to purchase the 2013 SC Superlight frame and convert it to 650B. I have a chance to get a deal on a 120mm fork, but wondering if this is too much travel? Should I just stick with 100mm? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMBiker View Post
    Hello,

    Just a quick question. I am about to purchase the 2013 SC Superlight frame and convert it to 650B. I have a chance to get a deal on a 120mm fork, but wondering if this is too much travel? Should I just stick with 100mm? Thanks.
    Which fork? If FOX you can split difference and go 110. That's what I did/doing with my build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMBiker View Post
    Hello,

    Just a quick question. I am about to purchase the 2013 SC Superlight frame and convert it to 650B. I have a chance to get a deal on a 120mm fork, but wondering if this is too much travel? Should I just stick with 100mm? Thanks.
    X-Fusion Velvet RL 120mm

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    Get the Velvet, try it at 120, if it is too high, adjust to 100. It has a push-pin on the air-spring rod...fairly easy change.

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    Can they be travel reduced? Simple procedure.

    I realize your question was more on handling with different travel. I was up against same thinking as I have 2 different forks i could use. Went with the one already set at 110mm since this bike will be replacing a 140mm trail bike. Trying to keep the bb height increase with the bigger wheels to a minimum.
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    Bingo!! We have a winner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Can they be travel reduced? Simple procedure.

    I realize your question was more on handling with different travel. I was up against same thinking as I have 2 different forks i could use. Went with the one already set at 110mm since this bike will be replacing a 140mm trail bike. Trying to keep the bb height increase with the bigger wheels to a minimum.
    No to sure if I can do it. But I hear I can send it to Xfusion for a cost to lower ($40). If I have to send it in, then the deal does not seem too great. When looking at forks to buy, I just don't want to waste time on a 120mm fork if it will ruin the proper geometry, BB ht, etc. Maybe I should look at an adjustable Fox fork

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    Agreed, and the velvet is a great fork, I ran one on my 650b nickel.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMBiker View Post
    No to sure if I can do it. But I hear I can send it to Xfusion for a cost to lower ($40). If I have to send it in, then the deal does not seem too great. When looking at forks to buy, I just don'twant to waste time on a 120mm fork if it will ruin the proper geometry, BB ht, etc. Maybe I should look at an adjustable Fox fork
    Well putting "proper" geometry aside, since we're playing around with different wheel size and all, the V3 SLs are designed 100/120. Keep in mind though if your first conversion jacking up the bb is going to take away some of the carving capabilities but gain some added ground clearence which is a tradeoff.
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    Thanks Everyone!

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