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    Fork help

    I have a kona tanuki and it has a 130mm fork will it make a big difference if I put a 120mm fork??

    Am asking this because I do alot of uphiling



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    120 shouldn't change the ride immensely. Really if your changing it for the advantage on the climbing I'm not sure it will make a huge difference.

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    But there is also the factor of that there's less options with the 130mm forks

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    10 mm per se isn't very important, IMO.

    Is your fork actually doing something to mess with your ability to climb?
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    Not really just want something lighter

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    What fork is it?
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    I currently have a rockshox tora solo air


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    You can probably only lose about 1.5 lb. That's got to be less than 1% of the weight you're hauling up a hill.

    I've been eating less, and have lost about 15 lb from my body lately. (And my abs are looking a lot better again too. )

    If you must do it, the lightest forks going are probably the fanciest RS in that travel, and the fanciest White Brothers and DT forks around the right travel. If you like your bike's current handling, spacing down a 140mm fork might be preferable to going to 120.
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    Yea am at 198 want to keep going

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