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  1. #1
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    Another g2 fork content

    Yes, I've searched and read everything I could find on mtbr and off. But I wanted to throw out some specific numbers and see if what I'm thinking makes sense.

    I have a Niner Sir9 that currently has the Niner rigid steel fork on it. According to a Niner, it is suspension corrected for an 80mm travel fork. The Niner site says that the head angle at 80mm is 71.3. I'm looking at a g2 fork with 100mm travel. Niner says that with a 100mm fork, the HA is 70.3. So using the calculator at Bicycle Trail Calculator | with those head angles and offsets, a 100mm g2 fork and an 80mm fork with 45mm offset have virtually the same trail and wheel flop. Does that mean that a 100mm g2 will have similar handling characteristics as an 80mm standard fork, taking into account, of course, that one is rigid and the other is suspended?

  2. #2
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    let me look it up

  3. #3
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    I had the sane set up on my MCR9, it was a great handling bike.

  4. #4
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    I rode a G2 on my One9 for 4 years, awesome handling.

  5. #5
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    Nothing wrong with that G2-specific, 51mm offset. It turns a large wheelbase 29er with a slack head angle into a quick steering, stable bike at low AND high speeds. Lastly - you'll have zero toe/front wheel overlap!
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