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  1. #1
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    Opinion w 150 fork and 650B in Frnt

    What are the opinions running a 150 fork with a 650B front wheel (26 in back)? I'm in the market for a new fork and was considering running the new 150 travel. Will it be too slack?


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    Its an individual preference.

    After nearly 2.5 years experimenting with 650b on my Mojo, I'd guess that 650b/26" front/rear with 150/32mm fork would handle corners and feel similar to a 26"/26" wheeled Mojo with a 160mm fork, except roll obstacles easier.

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    It's like running a size bigger which is not much

    I've running both Small(naked carbon) and med(Nuclear Pesto) with Maverick Duc 32 for a while now. After I read Derby's post I swap my small to 650b. It's a great switch for me I really enjoy the stability and ability to roll over stuff, the tech section is made easier too. On the first few rides I miss a few quick turns, I was expected a normal quick handling, then I got used to it and it's all good.

    The best way to describe the way it ride is like riding a size bigger. I did a back to back ride all the time between the 2 bikes aside for slight more grip in the corner it feel almost the same. Steep climb still lighten the front wheel no matter if I reduce the travel or not, so I've not done it in a long time, I just keep the travel at full 150.

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    I am running a Revelation Team Air U-turn with a Neo-Moto 2.3 up front. I liked it a lot immediately and ride it mostly at the full150 travel. For tighter trails, or long uphills I sometimes drop it down to 140 or even 135.

    I am now running 650b front and back (rear is a Racing Ralph 2.25) and will never go back to 26'ers. The bike feels perfectly balanced and rolls the rough stuff so much better. And I love the 0.75 inch higher bottom bracket, because I can pedal through corners and rock piles I never could before.

    For me, I can't think of a negative. Want some 26'' Crossmax SLs?

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