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    Mojo SLR Fork Choices

    I am upgrading from a Fox Talas 150/130 fork to the 34 Float 160. Anybody try running a 160 fork on the SLR? I may consider stepping it down to 150 with internal spacers. I did not care for the Talas set at 130 as it placed was unnecessary to drop it this much.Ii figure with 25-30% fork sag, the effective ride height difference from 160 to 150 is only about 5 mm. so it might be better to keep the travel?

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    I think I read that the SLR is not approved for 160mm forks, although I can't find the info on the Ibis site. Just something to keep in mind in case of a warranty issue.

    Edit: found it, in the set up guide, 130-150mm fork for the SLR.
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    Hmm kinda odd if slr cannot take 160 up front and is a lot stiffer than the mojo c, that can have a 160mm fork. Atleast that is what they told me when I emailed them about it cuz I am really upgrading my talas 140 to 160.

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    I have been running a 160/36 on my Mojo C. Raised the bottom bracket and slacked the head angle 1.5 degrees. Love it on all but the longest steep climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan View Post
    I am upgrading from a Fox Talas 150/130 fork to the 34 Float 160. Anybody try running a 160 fork on the SLR? I may consider stepping it down to 150 with internal spacers. I did not care for the Talas set at 130 as it placed was unnecessary to drop it this much.Ii figure with 25-30% fork sag, the effective ride height difference from 160 to 150 is only about 5 mm. so it might be better to keep the travel?
    150 x 25% = 37.5

    160 x 25% = 40

    7.5mm difference in cruising height

    What is the weight difference between the forks?

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    160 a2c

    Fox 36/160 has an a2c of 545mm
    Fox 32 140/150 has an a2c of 520mm

    Forks: Complete Axle to Crown Lengths Library

    so that extra 10mm travel is 25mm taller. so if you put a 20mm spacer in your 160 it would still be 5mm taller than your old fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiny View Post
    I think I read that the SLR is not approved for 160mm forks, although I can't find the info on the Ibis site. Just something to keep in mind in case of a warranty issue.

    Edit: found it, in the set up guide, 130-150mm fork for the SLR.
    While I think Ibis points most folks towards the 140-150 range for the SL/SLR it clearly states on pg 15 of the setup guide that both bike can take a 160 giving you a 57.5 HA.

    Personally I was thinking about getting a Lyric lowered to 150 for my SL then pop it back to 170 once I can finally afford and HD Frame.

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