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    Can 2017 Fox 36 forks have it's travel reduced?

    I was looking through some stuff online and found that older Fox forks could typically have their travel increased or reduced. I ride an sb5.5 and the 160mm up front is just a bit much for where i live now (plan to head west in a year or so, though)

    As opposed to buying a new fork, it would be great if i could simply drop my current 2017 Fox 36 from 160mm to 150 (or even 140)

    If this cant be done, how much will geometry be impacted if i were to go buy a fox 34 140mm or something in that travel range

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    Yes. But you need to order spacers from Fox (10mm each) and they have to be threaded onto the neg spacer on the airshaft. Then you need to remove the screw and adjust the airshaft length.
    Looks like 5 (50mm) is the max reduction.
    Fox has a video on this procedure posted on their website.

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    Looks like 66.5° HA @ 160mm
    so 140mm nets ~67.5°HA
    Last edited by Stopbreakindown; 08-29-2017 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasejj View Post
    Yes. But you need to order spacers from Fox (10mm each) and they have to be threaded onto the neg spacer on the airshaft. Then you need to remove the screw and adjust the airshaft length.
    Looks like 5 (50mm) is the max reduction.
    Fox has a video on this procedure posted on their website.
    The spacer are needed to reduce the travel, correct? And how do i tell if my fork is Float or Talas? Further research is showing that the travel reduction can only be done on Float models.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    20mm reduction in travel while result in a ~1° increase in head angle

    160mm > 68°
    140mm > 69°
    Im ok with that. Would only make it a better climber. How much would other geo features be affected though, such as wheelbase, BB height, etc.

    Just not sure if im going to screw up the bike by doing this. Dont get me wrong, this bike is a BEAST on my local trails, im smashing my PRs with it. I just hate looking down at the stanchon and seeing i still have 20mm-30mm of room to go.

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