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    Fox or Pike for a Prime?

    I'm 99% set on getting the Prime and I don't know which fork I want to lay out a grand for. . .

    I've never been a fanboy of SRAM, but the Pike (especially the weight) sounds like a winner.

    I'm also considering the Fox 34.

    Should I go 140mm, or 150?

    I do a lot of climbing and will be earning my turns at mammoth.
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    Fox or Pike for a Prime?

    Pike all the way. I have never been much of a rockshox fan, but the Pike is a great fork. Better than any Fox I have owned.

    I have the 140 mm travel / 51 mm offset model on my Prime, fwiw.

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    Why the 51mm???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Pike all the way. I have never been much of a rockshox fan, but the Pike is a great fork. Better than any Fox I have owned..
    +1
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    Pike 150 (or 160) with 51mm offset. 2 tokens.

    Why 51mm? It's a subtle difference by all accounts...
    The 150mm Pike is actually shorter than a 140mm Fox 34. I think the 51m offset helps compensate for this.
    The Pike is lighter, stiffer and has better feel than the 34RLC I took off.

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    I have one and find it every bit as good as any Fox or Rockshox fork I have had.
    The price is the icing on the cake.

    I also have their dropper post which works well except for an annoying creak.

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    Thanks TR, I'm sold!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Why 51mm? It's a subtle difference by all accounts...
    The 150mm Pike is actually shorter than a 140mm Fox 34. I think the 51m offset helps compensate for this.
    Actually, a shorter fork would call for a shorter offset.

    longer offset reduces trail, which is the same effect of a steeper HA.
    So, shorter fork brings steeper HA and a shorter offset would compensate for the reduced trail.

    Quite confusing I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by savo View Post
    Actually, a shorter fork would call for a shorter offset.

    longer offset reduces trail, which is the same effect of a steeper HA.
    So, shorter fork brings steeper HA and a shorter offset would compensate for the reduced trail.

    Quite confusing I guess...
    That makes sense- it is quite confusing.
    Now I recall the logic at the time, the 51mm offset was hopefully going to liven up the handling somewhat- usually a good thing on a long travel 29'er. My fox 34 had the shorter offset, and I can't really say I noticed a difference in geometry or handllng when switching to the Pike (other than it being more predictable due to better support).

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    The xfusion trance I've decided on only comes in 51 OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    the 51mm offset was hopefully going to liven up the handling somewhat- usually a good thing on a long travel 29'er.
    Makes sense.

    My fox 34 had the shorter offset, and I can't really say I noticed a difference in geometry or handllng when switching to the Pike (other than it being more predictable due to better support).
    Fox 34 29er only comes in 51mm offset, afaik.
    Same offset, same length (5-6mm difference unsagged is a small difference), so same steering geometry.

    By the way, Pike 150mm is 561mm a/c and Fox34 140mm is shorter, 555mm a/c

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    I put a 140mm Pike on that didn't have the 51mm offset. What is it, 48mm or something like that? Anyway, I liked it so much that I moved that 140mm on to my Paradox and then put a 150mm 51mm offset on my Prime. To be honest, I really couldn't tell any difference, although I really wanted to. But then again, since I started riding my Prime, I've quit picking lines and now I just plow through everything. So what do I know??

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    Anybody running a 160mm pike on his prime?
    Right now i am running a revelation 140mm...
    Thanks Tom

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