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    Fox 34 (160mm) on an SL-R?

    Im thinking about a new fork for my SL-R and the Fox 34 has caught my eye.

    The question really is would the SL-R be ok with a 160mm fork? would it change he head angle much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo_man View Post
    Im thinking about a new fork for my SL-R and the Fox 34 has caught my eye.

    The question really is would the SL-R be ok with a 160mm fork? would it change he head angle much?
    Compared to a Fox 32/140 the added 20mm travel of a 34/160 will rais the head tube the same, 20mm, and slack the frame angles 1 degree, and raise the BB close to 7mm or 1/4 inch.

    Lower your bars nearly as much as the added travel, and bump the seat forward about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and up slightly to maintain leg reach and seated weight balance over the crank and wheels as previous with the 140mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo_man View Post
    Im thinking about a new fork for my SL-R and the Fox 34 has caught my eye.

    The question really is would the SL-R be ok with a 160mm fork? would it change he head angle much?
    One great thing about that fork is Fox has a spacer that is easily installed that lowers the travel to 150, which is perfect for the SL-R IMO. I've been riding an older carbon mojo w/ a 32-150 fork for years, and just build up a new SL-R with the 34 @ 150, and it is night and day. The 1/2 lb added w/ the 34 fork pays back many times in stiffness and plushness. You can run 160 too (in fact I encourage you to try it before installing the spacer), but I just think 150 is a more balanced fit for this frame.

    Note: I'm specifically talking about the Fox Float 34-160, lowered to 150.

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    Do it. I am running the 34 in 160 mode. I thought I may end up adding the spacer to reduce it 10mm, but 6 months in I see no need. I love mine the way it is.

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