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    KHS Sixfifty 6500 what IF I put a 150mm fork

    It comes with a Rockshox Revelation RLT 140mm the headset angle is 68.5 and the BB height 13.3 so what will it happen if I swap that fork for lets say a 150mm PIKE instead or a Manitou Mattoc how is that going to affect the geometry?
    I know it will make my headset slacker by probably like .5 of a degree and bring it to a 68 which will be a good thing for me but what are the repercussions on my BB height (what is a healthy height for an AM?) and how it will affect the overall handling?
    In your opinion is it worth it?

    Thank you in advance for any help and comments.
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    why are you wanting to run a 150? just for "slacker" HA or 10mm more fork?
    I have been contemplating these issues also because i was wanting to get a 7500 but the cost is crazy.
    Talking with my LBS he recommended getting the 5500 and running a 26er rear wheel to make up for the HA you get with the 7500.

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    Both.
    I want a slacker HS angle and more travel.
    I was just wondering what will happen to my BB height for what I have read it will make it more stable by lowering the center of gravity..(?)

    How tall are you?
    I might be able to offer you a smoking deal on my 6500 it's like 3 months old with less than 200 miles on it.
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