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    140 mm fork for a 4" travel frame

    I just purchased a used 4 inches full-sus frame (Intense Spider XVP). I also have Fox Float RLC fork w/ 140 mm travel from my other bike w/c I'm planning to put in the spider. I have gathered that the recommended Fork for the spider is 80-100. I understand that putting the 140mm fork in the spider will make the headtube angle more slacker and thus make climbing relatively harder. What I want to know is how does it affect the bike performance during descent in a bumpy road (I also enjoy freeride). I was told fork travel length should match with frame travel length but I never really understand how it affects the overall stability of the bike.

    Any advise will be greatly appreciated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtszero_cool View Post
    I was told fork travel length should match with frame travel length but I never really understand how it affects the overall stability of the bike.

    Any advise will be greatly appreciated...
    140 is probably a bit overkill, but you are still closer to matching the frame travel than any hardtail with a suspension fork. I think you can reduce the travel of your fork internally to 130...

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    The 140 fork is supposedly for an All Mountain setup but somehow see this XC frame at good price so I just grab it. (I just can't get a good AM frame w/in budget). I may consider adjusting fork travel (if it can be done for Fox float). Again I understand the disadvantage of long fork during climb but I wanna know if the setup has benefits during descent (just like an AM/FR setup) or it just make the bike unstable.

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