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    Can I run 180mm fork on Wildcard with 5" in the rear?

    Hi guys,

    In the website Banshee do not list this option, can I do it?
    will it harm my frame?
    Any idea what the head angle would be?

    Thanks.

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    do you have a travel adjust fork? if so you could try closer increments and see how it felt. i've thought for a while that a bike with shorter rear travel makes sense for some rides. i dont think it would hurt the bike ,but it might feel real strange because your seat tube angle will be so far back and throw the geo out/feel awkward

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    Yeah, it works well for certain riding. I personally rode my prototype wildcard like this for a whole summer of whistler abuse with a Marz 66 180mm up front and 5" mode at the back... was great fun! I even raced the garbo DH on it... although rachel atherton did still beat me by a bit (I'm no racer!). It is not a great option for trail or all mountain riding, but very fun for the more DH / Freeride side of things. A travel adjust fork might give best of both worlds tho.
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    Wow... awesome....lets the fun begin...because the head angle is sick...real dh stuff.

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    I was just thinking about this the other day, it'd be nice to switch my 66 to 170mm with 5" in the rear for more real DH stuff.
    Just another redneck with a bike

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    ya, the 5 felt stiff comparing to the 180 which is super plush and long.
    The 6.5 feels much better, and basically i get same head angle as with 5 rear and 160mm front.

    I will try both 5 and 6.5 for two weeks with the 180 and see which is best.

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