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    What Frame for a Fox 34 Talas 27.5, 150-120mm travel?

    I bought one of these clearance forks, and am considering which frame to build it up on. I know the Giant Trance would work well, considering that is really close to the travel that comes stock on their trance 1 model. I can get a Trance frame only for $1,285 from my local bike shop. Any other suggestions or good deals out there on 27.5 frames (Full suspension or hardtail) that this fork would work well for?

    I thought it would also be sweet as a hardtail fork for the Transition Transam 27.5, as that is specced with a 140mm fork on the build kits.

    Thanks for the replies and ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptkevin View Post
    I know the Giant Trance would work well, considering that is really close to the travel that comes stock on their trance 1 model. I can get a Trance frame only for $1,285 from my local bike shop.
    Make sure you do your homework and confirm someone makes a 1 1/4" headset top bearing/cup for the frame to take a 1 1/8" fork (Tapered).
    I was actually considering the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    Make sure you do your homework and confirm someone makes a 1 1/4" headset top bearing/cup for the frame to take a 1 1/8" fork (Tapered).
    I was actually considering the same.
    good call

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    I've got a great XL Burner frame to sell you.

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    I run that fork on my Tracer 275 and it's a great match, the frame is more plush but the forks pretty nice too.
    I would like to have tried the Foes 275 before I bought the Intense but according to the MTBR comparo the Tracer is the best peddaler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    Make sure you do your homework and confirm someone makes a 1 1/4" headset top bearing/cup for the frame to take a 1 1/8" fork (Tapered).
    I was actually considering the same.
    Giant's framesets come with 1 1/8" upper headsets. The Trance X29 i built up last year came with one, as well as the Trance 27.5 I'm in the process of finishing (see photo, sorry for the orientation- mobile phone pic). So no worries there. At the time I was looking at these forks, but the sale price wasn't as good so I got the Velvet 140/110 DLO instead. But if I could have gotten a Fox 34 Talas for 200 bucks I would have!
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    I'm surprised that everyone seems to want to swap out all the internals and change everything around in these forks.......how on earth could a 1,000 dollar fork be made soo poorly? I mean if it goes through the travel too quickly on the Descend mode, couldn't you just leave it in Trail on descents? Or add a smidge of air.......does super small bump compliance matter that much?.......Or on a trail with big drops and such, make sure you've got a little extra air, and on smoother easier trails, take a little out that day? ....Any first hand experience here?

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    Setup is key & simply leave it in trail!

    So many options for a frame, my vote is the Norco Sight Killer B!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Setup is key & simply leave it in trail!

    So many options for a frame, my vote is the Norco Sight Killer B!
    No kidding! Time to go to the next thread and find myself a carbon hardtail frame to match with this fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptkevin View Post
    I bought one of these clearance forks, and am considering which frame to build it up on...

    I thought it would also be sweet as a hardtail fork for the Transition Transam 27.5, as that is specced with a 140mm fork on the build kits.

    Thanks for the replies and ideas.
    I'm leaning toward this option as well. Good idea, keep us updated with your choice!

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