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    G2 bikes with non G2 forks. Whats your opinion?

    Some people seem to like it, other hate it. I have a GF Rig and liked it with the stock Fox out front but like the way it handles even better with a steel salsa fork. I'm thinking a Rock Shox Sid xx is going to be the next upgrade. I feel the bike is more stable with the G2 fork but it handles faster with a non G2 rigid fork. How do they handle with non G2 suspension forks?

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    The steering is quicker (here is mine.)
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    couldn't you compensate for the quicker steering by getting a slightly longer than spec fork for the frame?. ...I mean if you're into that kind of thing.

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    Works fine on my Titus RacerX 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    The steering is quicker (here is mine.)
    If the steering is quicker due to a non G2 fork it would be because you changed the A to C not because you shortened the G2 rake . More rake (G2-51mm ) is faster steering not slower as you are implying.

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    Using a non-G2 suspension will not negatively effect your hard tail. My old Paragon handled just fine with a non-G2 100mm F29 fork. The bike was stable and nimble. Honestly, I couldn't tell much of a difference.

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    I went non G2 but also added 20mm travel on my Mamba.

    I couldn't be happier. I went into great detail of handling and ride quality in the 29er thread in Treks sub forum. Check it out if you want more info!


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    whats the largest tire size i can put on my 2012 wahoo GF and any suggestions on which brand/models for (mud/rock/hard pack), my buddie has a stock marlin and stuck a 2.3 on the rear and cant get all his gears anymore, the guide hits the tire, is that normal or dose he have somting els going on

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    My 2.25 Nobby Nic rubbed the FD in granny gear when standing. It rubbed the center down in a ride enough to make it go away, not recommended though.

    Every tire manufacture has different real world sizing. You can always get a different FD to add clearance as well. If I had to generalize a size limit I'd say a 2.2.

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    Thank u for your help headed in the right direction now

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    Here is a FD I saved a link to, from another clearance thread for our frames.

    Good luck!

    Universal Cycles -- Shimano FD-M661 SLX Front Derailleur - 9 Speed

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    If the steering is quicker due to a non G2 fork it would be because you changed the A to C not because you shortened the G2 rake . More rake (G2-51mm ) is faster steering not slower as you are implying.
    That is Incorrecto!! I found this out a year ago in another thread (they explained why a 46mm fork on a G2 frame would have quicker steering than the 51mm fork would...

    My 2.25 Nobby Nic rubbed the FD in granny gear when standing.
    On my G1 Paragon I had a 2.3 that rubbed and had to get derailer adjusted. But on my new Superfly frame I have a 2.25 and have a lot of clearance. I am going to put a 2.35 Hans Damp on front and rear! But this bike does have a brand new XT front derailer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    If the steering is quicker due to a non G2 fork it would be because you changed the A to C not because you shortened the G2 rake . More rake (G2-51mm ) is faster steering not slower as you are implying.
    Yup, that's what Sam Schultz said at Seaotter a couple years back.
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