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    when the heck is a 160mm 29er fork coming out?

    Look Fox, Marzocchi and Rocksux, I would like a 160mm travel 29er fork with a 20mm thru axle. Also make a 1.5 (not frigging tapered either stupid) steer tube option.

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    what frame are you going to put that in?
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    Probably when...

    ...the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man starts riding the chunky stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Look Fox, Marzocchi and Rocksux, I would like a 160mm travel 29er fork with a 20mm thru axle. Also make a 1.5 (not frigging tapered either stupid) steer tube option.
    Manitou Dorado 29, 175mm travel. 1-1/8' dual crown.

    Not going to find many (none) production frames designed for 160mm and 1.5 steerer.
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    Fatcat that sounds like a truly man sized rig. Sign me up!

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    why stop there. 200mm dual crown, double disk brakes on both sides...etc....
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    as someone who first got a 1.5 ST fork/frame back in 2003, and has always been a fan, i'm also the first to acknowledge that the 26er market has decisively switched to 1.5/1.125 tapered ST.
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    whats the big deal my friends? I have a Kona Stinky w/ a 1.5 headtube (2009) that I would like to put a 160mm 0r 150mm travel 29er fork on. I have a 20mm thru axle 29er Azonic Outlaw front wheel waiting for the fork. Am I asking for the moon? LOL....Is the Reba 140mm 20mm the only choice, but I read it has those stupid tapered steerers

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    Yikes. Just doing some quick guesstimating here, but a 160mm 29er front end would have about the same height as 26" wheel with a 210mm single crown fork. How slack do you want to go?

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    We just need a full on 7" full squish 29er. What the hell is the market waiting on. I'm tired of cramming myself onto a bike with a huge frame and unproportionate 26" wheels. I'm with ya fatcat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    whats the big deal my friends? I have a Kona Stinky w/ a 1.5 headtube (2009) that I would like to put a 160mm 0r 150mm travel 29er fork on. I have a 20mm thru axle 29er Azonic Outlaw front wheel waiting for the fork. Am I asking for the moon? LOL....Is the Reba 140mm 20mm the only choice, but I read it has those stupid tapered steerers
    At this point, yes, you are.

    Excluding the Dorado and maybe an older WB you are not going to find a 29er fork will more than 140mm.

    No 1.5 steerers, either.

    There are headsets for using tapered steer tubes in 1.5 head tubes, but there is no way I would use a Reba on a Stinky.

    Plus what boomn said.
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    thanks for the input, I like experimenting with parts, I guess I must keep the Marz 66 RC3 on the bike...
    but as tech moves along I am sure there will be a 160mm frk sooner or later

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    what frame are you going to put that in?
    It would fit very nicely on an Intense Tracer 29

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    There already is one, just give Devin a call and ask him to put you on the list for one.

    Quote Originally Posted by curtboroff View Post
    We just need a full on 7" full squish 29er. What the hell is the market waiting on. I'm tired of cramming myself onto a bike with a huge frame and unproportionate 26" wheels. I'm with ya fatcat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    There already is one, just give Devin a call and ask him to put you on the list for one.
    Custom frames have been dancing in my dreams recently. Is there any where I can see some pics and geos of devins work?
    Even if I get a 7" frame built, there's not much support for 29" forks in the 7" range. I'm sure they are not far off though. Time for some research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtboroff View Post
    Custom frames have been dancing in my dreams recently. Is there any where I can see some pics and geos of devins work?
    Even if I get a 7" frame built, there's not much support for 29" forks in the 7" range. I'm sure they are not far off though. Time for some research.
    Here is the web page for his 7" model the PBJ, but if you really want to see lots of pics mikesee has posted a couple threads in this forum about this PBJ(s). Lenz bikes aren't really custom but one-off production frames that are already designed and dialed in, though I believe he will make some tweaks and customizations

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    As Boom said, MikeSee is the guy for Lenz bikes, viddeos/photos. Luckily I bookmarked his little Whistler "XC" trip thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtboroff View Post
    Custom frames have been dancing in my dreams recently. Is there any where I can see some pics and geos of devins work?
    Even if I get a 7" frame built, there's not much support for 29" forks in the 7" range. I'm sure they are not far off though. Time for some research.
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    The vid lynx posted is a fun set of trails, but decidedly XC. You could/can easily ride it with an appropriate hardtail. Not saying *I* could, but it's done, daily, by the local crowd.

    Here's what we love to do with our 7" Lenz bikes.

    Whistler Bike Park:


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    I've been swapping back and forth between the 180mm Dorado and the 200mm WB Groove. I love them both, for many reasons. I like the shorter A-C of the Dorado for more pedal/climb intensive rides, and I love the uber-bottomlessness of the Groove when pushing my own limits in the parks.

    Tis a good time to be a big wheeled bike rider.

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    I couldn't hold out my first post any longer... that was the most enjoyable post I'd come across. Great vids

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    Lynx, autoplay videos are annoying

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    Dude, I just embeded the code Vimeo spat out, not sure why Vimeo did that. I'll delete it because, YES, it is also annoying to me

    NM, went to delete it, checked the code, saw an autoplay=1 and set it to 0, seems to have done the trick
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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer View Post
    why stop there. 200mm dual crown, double disk brakes on both sides...etc....
    sounds like fun

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