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    SLR and Pike

    Just wondering if anyone has set an SLR up with the 160mm Pike - to be exact the 130-160mm version. Without going overboard in details, our local trails include aggressive XC and enough downhill specific trails to justify having a bike to handle them.

    After riding my old Mojo C since 2007, I have a 1 bike policy. I don't need to be able to ride a 160mm fork to be happy with the SLR frame I already own, because the Mojo C still keeps me happy here and everywhere I take it. The only places it is uncomfortable are steep and usually involve G-out compression to the fork, so the 140mm becomes more like 60mm and you fight the handlebars - eg entering steep berms and the like.

    150 will become my main fork length I think. 130 to get the bike into the boot of the car to go home. 160 for occasional fanging!

    So, without getting into anglesets and gadgets, I am keen to hear from anyone who has tried it and can explain the handling characteristics with the longer front end. Many thanks.

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    I have a 150mm Revelation with U-Turn and play around with the fork height a lot. I generally don't think the fork height makes a big difference as long as you have it set up so it doesn't dive on you as you brake hard. I had mine Pushed and it made a huge difference.

    What's more important for me is the length of the stem (shorter the better) and bar width (longer the better) as far as downhill performance.

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    Bump. I'm thinking of putting the same fork (Pike 160/130) on a Mojo SL-R. Has anybody done this?

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    I have a Pike 160 on my SL-R, not the adjustable one though. With the -1° angle-set headset, it is about 67.5° head tube angle. I paired it with a CC DBInline shock and wide carbon Derby rims. It's pretty fun.
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    I had my HD3s 160/130 in my HD 140 for a month or so before I built up my HD3 before that I had the travel adjust XF Sweep. Both were perfect on the HD.

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    Thanks guys. Decision made. Pike 160/130 is going on the SL-R to replace the stock Fox 32 150mm, a very decent fork but too linear in progression and too flexy at this length for this rider.

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    PM sent.

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    Update: The Pike Dual Position 160/130 absolutely rocks on the Mojo SL-R. Its supple performance more than compensates for the tiny weight penalty over the stock 150mm Fox 32.

    This bike (with CC DB Inline) performed astoundingly well at the Downieville Classic XC race (beneath a much stronger pilot than me), in line for a podium spot after the monster climb (everyone ahead was on a shorter travel 29er), and closing the gap on the descent until a flat tire followed by lost wheel mishap (wheel rolled down the hill and vanished into a deep river gorge) ended the contest.

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    Nice! 👍

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