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    Anthem X 29er with a 120mm fork?

    Has anyone tried putting a 120mm fork on this bike? I'm loving the idea of this combination, which would slacken the head angle by a mm, along with providing the extra 20mm travel.

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    Many have done it, it's a great upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbait View Post
    Has anyone tried putting a 120mm fork on this bike? I'm loving the idea of this combination, which would slacken the head angle by a mm, along with providing the extra 20mm travel.

    Cheers!
    Trailbait

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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    many have done it, it's a great upgrade.


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    +2. Only downside is you'll be stuck with that 100mm tapered Fox that no one seems to want. But yeah, mined rocked up&down National in PHX on Saturday with the Marz 44 up front.

    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Many have done it, it's a great upgrade.

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    +1 million.

    I have that fork sitting in the corner but in a 26er version. Sigh.
    Oh well, the 125 on the Anthem X is nice nice nice!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe View Post
    +2. Only downside is you'll be stuck with that 100mm tapered Fox that no one seems to want.

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    Yeah, don't even think twice about doing it

    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbait View Post
    Has anyone tried putting a 120mm fork on this bike? I'm loving the idea of this combination, which would slacken the head angle by a mm, along with providing the extra 20mm travel.

    Cheers!
    Trailbait
    I'm running a Fox F29 120 RL
    Feels really well balanced
    Climbs just as good
    A little more confidence going downhill
    The bike feels better to me than with the 100

    I have the stock 90 deg stem all the way down on the headset and spacers on top, but I think it will be fine moving a few spacers underneath too.

    Good fork for that bike!
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    Hi,
    Just wondering if anyone has a current Talas on their X29? using it for trail and maybe a bit of XC racing and would like the adjustment.Been thinking the 95mm setting mite be a bit steep?
    Thanx Max

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe View Post
    Only downside is you'll be stuck with that 100mm tapered Fox that no one seems to want.
    +1 on this.

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    Finally put my Marz44 set at 120mm on the Anthem 29er...very good upgrade. I haven't noticed any downside but descending is more stable and the Marz feels way more plush and smooths out small jumps/water bars on the descents. The AX29 is still not a playful bike, but I think the slight geo change did help it in that regard too.

    I have been itching to get a bigger travel bike since moving to the WNC/Pisgah area but this may help me chill out and hold off for a while on that.

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