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    Fox 36 on a Cove Stiffee

    currently running a RS Revelation 140mm on my cove but been offered a very good deal on my favourite fork a fox36 float RC2 fork, I'm a huge fan of the fox 36 plushness and damping and much prefer it to the Revelation. However I'm not sure how well a 160 fork will work on the stiffee, its not a great climber at 140mm on steep climbs (have to fight to keep the front wheel down) so with a longer A2C and more travel on the Fox 36 this would only get worse however I could adjust the 36 to 130 or 140 very easily to help compensate (although with the longer a2c it will still be bigger)...anybody any thoughts or experience of this?

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    If I remember correctly the 140mm Rev has the same A-C as the Pike, so about 517mm.

    The Fox 36 series (160mm) is 545. Space it down to 130mm and you should be in about the same spot you already are.

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    i borrowed a buddys once, and it had a big fork on it. cant remember which fork, but it was at least 160mm and it felt great to me

    i think the stiffee is meant for long travel forks and the 140 you have on it now is less than its designed for, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride the biscuit
    i borrowed a buddys once, and it had a big fork on it. cant remember which fork, but it was at least 160mm and it felt great to me

    i think the stiffee is meant for long travel forks and the 140 you have on it now is less than its designed for, no?
    Per their current site:


    * 150 Max Ride Height of 520mm.

    So the 518mm Pike is just about perfect for the bike.

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    The Float's easy to space down to whatever travel you want. Go for it, and drop it if you don't like it at 160mm.

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    I've seen them with Dual Crowns, put what ever you feel comfortable with on it. If your looking for climbing prowess you might want to look for a hardtail that has a steeper HA than 66*. The frame is a full on freeride, very aggressive and can take full days of DH hardtail.

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    Go for it



    I reduced mine to 140mm and found that it worked really well. The Stiffee was a fast over hard tracks as my Ellsworth Moment was - just made up the speed on the pedal where the lack of rear suspension slowed it down.

    Good balance - but I had mine set up more of a 4X/AM off the seat style than long travel XC.

    Weight came in at about 28lb from memory.

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    Ta, thanks for the feedback, hopefully i'll get chance to give it ago before parting with cash.

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