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    NRS - Front shock; How big?

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    I have an NRS with the SGF rockers on there. My current fork only has 80mm of travel. I'm thinking of replacing it with an adjustable fork that has 105-120mm of travel. With the rear travel set at 4.5" and the front at 120, is that too much for the geometry of the NRS?

    I went riding recently in Fruita and there were many sections of trail that I didn't try because I lacked the travel up front to help correct my lack of skill. Am I asking too much to have this much travel on an NRS? In a perfect world I would buy a dedicated FR bike but that isn't going to happen. I need something that's adjustable and light because I also race XC. In my current setup, I've never needed the additional travel in a racing situation.

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    NRS Fork

    I currently have a Fox TALAS 85mm to 125mm on my NRS with the standard rocker plates on the rear. Ususally I leave the fork at around 105mm with 6-9mm of sag. The geometry is how I like it. It does ride a bit tall in the front end but doesnt seem to affect the rear shock and I havent had to over pressurise the rear at all. IF you are concerned about your warranty don't do this.

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    i've just changed the fork on my HT (obviously not an NRS though). it's a RockShox REBA with U-Turn, so it's adjustable between 85-115mm with the (slow) twist of a knob. not something you'd fuss over in a race (not that i race), but could suit your needs when you're doing recreational riding. this is a great quality shock in terms of adjustability and strength/stiffness, as well as being light (~1.6kg) and top value (compared with a Fox).

    for your race needs, i wouldn't recommend changing the geometry so much, and would stick with something around 80mm, and not over 100mm.


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    Back in my NRS days 100mm was the most and 80 would give you the most optimum handling. I don't think it is wise idea to run more than 100mm and from memory the bike isn't design for any more.
    Trev!

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