FOX Talas 160mm
i recently got a 2011 trek fuel ex 6. the bike is super smooth but i was thinking about replacing the fork with something with a little more travel. my old bike has a fox fork and was wondering if anyone has put a new fork on the fuel series or what you all think about this
I wouldn't. It is designed around a 120mm travel fork and it is an XC bike. Usually the most will jump up is about 20mm and you still may even have handling problems. I jumped up 20mm then what was designed around and it makes the front end come up on climbs a little easier but I haven't seen it handle differently.
I think a 40mm increase would be just too much.
+1 it may even void the warranty.
Originally Posted by pfox90
How much of the travel are you using you can check by the o ring on the fork stanchion or put a zip tie. How often have you bottom out your fork, If you have the suspension set up right and still need more travel then I would not go 160 may be 140 talas.
Take some time to set up your bike properly may be you'd find out that you don't need the upgrade.
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ORrider184, on what sort of trails are you taking that Fuel EX6? If it's just XC/trail, then you've got more than enough bike and travel.