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    fork size on yelli

    I have a 100mm Fox 32 ctd now on my yelli but feels rough at times and Im thinking i need more. What fork/size is working best on the yell? Fox 34 140?
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    I like my Float 32 120mm a lot. But, it's the only fork I've had on the bike so I may not be much help to ya.

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    I have a Gen2 N9 which is very similar geo to the YS and I am running a 140mm and love it. A buddy is running a 140mm Reba on his YS.

    For my N9 it puts the HTA around 67.5*

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    What kind of terrain are you ride? I'm running a manitou tower pro @ 140mm and love it on rocky NW arkansas terrain. I think 120mm is the starting post for most yelli owners.

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    I have a 32 120mm Talas and it works great for me. I built my Yelli as a more racable/XC version of a fun bike or I would have probably gone 140. Talas dropped to 95 feels super weird unless the climb is steep. If I think about standing up when it is lowered I will be flung over the bars, but I run a 50mm stem

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    I'm using a 120mm fork for PNW ST and couldn't be happier, maybe I'm just blissfully ignorant. In the group I ride with, there are 6 of us with Yelli Screamys, I think mine is the only one with a 120mm fork, everybody else is at 140. The 140mm fork seems to be the popular option on the web too.

    If I were to do it over, I'd probably go with something that is internally adjustable from 120 to 140.
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    I'm running a SID 120. My opinion is that it's a hardtail and 120mm of travel is great - beyond that you're just going to run out the rear end if that makes sense. I've never longed for more travel. I ride 90% technical stuff. I think a 140 would rake the bike out and slow it down too much in the corners for me, but I'm no good for real life comparisons as I've only ever had the 120 on there. I will say that I'm preferring the 51mm offset versus the standard. I HAVE ridden both of these.

    An adjustable travel fork is always the best of both worlds though - still I'm wondering what I would do with another 1" of travel up front when I only have 3/4" of travel in the back depending on tire pressure.
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    I rode mine for a year and a half at 100mm. Now at 120 for about 6 months. At first 120 felt sluggish but then I switched to a wider bar and shorter stem. I'm also in the camp that doesn't think 140 makes sense on a hardtail.

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    I had a Fox34 talas 110-140mm on my YS, and I never felt any advantage when lowered to 110, so... I modded it to Float 150mm.
    I'm loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    I rode mine for a year and a half at 100mm. Now at 120 for about 6 months. At first 120 felt sluggish but then I switched to a wider bar and shorter stem. I'm also in the camp that doesn't think 140 makes sense on a hardtail.
    I too was in this camp until I ran my N9 at 140. That bike is a hoot when pointed down, and still climbs well with the 140mm. Although now the N9 is at 100mm because it's a single speed and the 140 is going to be used on the Yelli. 140 makes perfect sense on an aggressive hardtail. It might have been a little overkill for a single speed though. lol

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    I had it with Reba 120, Revelation 140, Pike 150
    And now back to Reba 120, each one was good and fun cant say which is better, love them all with the screamy

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    I run a revelation 140mm on my YS and love it. But I am a clyde so its effectively a 120mm when I am on the pedals.
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