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    Noob question about fork upgrade

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to upgrade the awful stock fork on my 2013 DiamondBack Overdrive, and was a little worried about one thing.

    The website shows the Fork offset as 38 mm, and I was looking at upgrading to either the recon, the reba, or tower pro. I know the tower pro is a 48mm offset, will that make a huge difference?

    I am also considering the Raidon through the loyalty program brand new instead of picking up a deal on a used reba, recon or tower, what are your opinions on that?

    Thanks for your help guys.

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    Check out this thread

    What is "fork offset" all about?
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    More offset is turning out to be better for 29ers. Ibis and others using the new Pike and Fox forks are choosing 51mm offset. Trek uses 51mm on all 29ers. It will quicken steering a small amount.
    If you use a Tower Pro(48mm) or Reba(46) you will drop more weight off the front 3.5-3.8lbs vs 5lbs for the Raidon and 5.8lbs for the X series Suntour on your bike.

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    Thanks for the reply and links. As a beginning mountain biker, it's almost as if I'm reading Hieroglyphics...lol.

    Some people say that the higher offset is a good thing for a 29er, while others say that changing the fork to have a higher offset can be bad for the bike as it's not within the current bike's geometry. In laymans terms, would ANY of the forks I listed be better than the other for my CURRENT frame BECAUSE of offset?

    Thanks for bearing with me.

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