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    Effect of 468mm A-C forks on AM hardtails designed for 120mm+ travel?

    Being a bit of a luddite, I am drawn to the idea of an AM hardtail. Being a bit of a luddite, I am also drawn to the idea of a fat-front.

    This fat-front Honzo has been on my mind for months now:
    How We Roll: Montana Miller's fat-front Kona Honzo | Dirt Rag Magazine

    And then I saw a comparable FireEye posted yesterday:
    Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics

    The Honzo and the FireEye Flame are both designed around 120mm+ suspension forks, which, if I'm not mistake, is the equivalent of ~ 510-525mm A-C. These guys have fitted their AM hardtails with Salsa Enabler forks in order to put on the fat fronts. The Enabler has just a 468mm A-C.

    Any thoughts on how the shorter fork impacts the ride and/or performance? Anyone tried it and felt they lost the benefit of their AM hardtail?

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    sounds like it will make your AM feel more XC. i too am toying with this idea, but i am going with a rabbit hole and knard on a voodoo 500 fork. its not a fat front but a happy medium.

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