First, here's a pic of my bike in its current state...
Its an '03 (I think, got it used) K2 zed 1.0 that I've been slowly upgrading, usually as stuff broke or wore out. For my first performance-only upgrade, I decided to go for disc brakes, and have some Avid BB7s coming next week. 160mm rear rotor, 185 up front. Of course that required new hubs, so I just upgraded the whole wheelset and picked up some Sun Rhyno Lites laced to XT hubs. The cheezy plastic pedals are gonna go sometime soon too, probably going to pick up some alloy platforms when I go get my brakes. The frame seems to be pretty good, It takes everything I can dish out without even flinching, so I'm thinking new forks will be next on the list. I'm wondering just how big I can go for travel? I think right now I've got 80mm, but I want to step up to 120 or so depending on what will fit without making the geometry all wrong. What should I look for in a bigger/better fork? I'm about 220lbs right now, but will probably get back down to 195-200 when I get to ride more again. The local trails have a fair amount of roots, and a few rocks and small drops, but a lot of guys seem to ride them with little or even no suspension. I just want something that will take anything I can throw it down without losing any teeth.
Also, anybody know how wide of a tire I can fit in the frame without having to actually try some and see? I've got IRC PiranhaPro 2.1s on now, and when these finally wear out, I want to go a little bigger there too.
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