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    Too short?!

    Just swapped from a Fox Vanilla to a Pike. Wondering if you guys/gals think that the front brake hose is too short (translated to: do I have to replace it w/ a longer one?). Here's a pic:

    Thanks

    PS: The picture was taken at max travel. Front brake is temporarily attached.
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    Should be all-righty

    as long as the hose isn't being yanked downwards when the fork is fully extended. Stupid question: Is all the slack above the zie tie?

    It looks fine to me but thats just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will8250
    Just swapped from a Fox Vanilla to a Pike. Wondering if you guys/gals think that the front brake hose is too short (translated to: do I have to replace it w/ a longer one?). Here's a pic:

    Thanks

    PS: The picture was taken at max travel. Front brake is temporarily attached.
    Looks about right to me. But you are in need of some of these....

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=278-1656

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    If you're not using anymore spacers below the stem, you'll be alrighty. But if you want to put a couple spacers below the stem, you'll prefer a bit longer hose, just to be sure.
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    There is a tiny tiny bit of slack below the zip tie but not enough to help the situation much. Anyway, thanks for the advice.
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