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    Wink 100mm to 120mm ok for frame?

    Hi all. I can remove a spacer on my fork and it would go from 100mm to 120mm. The thing is: my xc frame (RM with st3 geo) is 71 deg head angle. I know it will be brought down to about 70.


    Question: Can the frame take it ? I don't want a cracked head tube. And dont want to buy a whole new bike yet.

    Go go or no go ? Thoughts.

    I intend to do more gravity stuff for 2014.

    Thanks!

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    Give it a shot.

    Most people are fine with the handling change that a 20mm change makes. Since you want to point your bike downhill, you'll probably like it.

    Descending has always been part of XC. So a little context - are you going to be doing lift-served or shuttle DH and launching off of things? That would be a bit much... Or just hitting some of the more interesting DH lines at your local riding spots?
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    No lift assisted. All my DH stuff is earned

    I just want to use all the travel I paid for with my fork without having to replace and or break my frame. So yeah basically, I want to hit the DH sections of my local trail a bit more faster/aggressively. Next purchase is a dropper post. That will do until I can buy my RM Altitude.

    Got the instructions all printed out for the fork mod. Will try this asap.

    Thank you for the reply!

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Give it a shot.

    Most people are fine with the handling change that a 20mm change makes. Since you want to point your bike downhill, you'll probably like it.

    Descending has always been part of XC. So a little context - are you going to be doing lift-served or shuttle DH and launching off of things? That would be a bit much... Or just hitting some of the more interesting DH lines at your local riding spots?

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    Let us know how it goes.
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