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    Fixing a 150mm fork to a 2005 stinky

    Any advise against doing this? Looking at a Marzocchi Z1FR or a Firefly Plus. Thanks.

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    Nothing wrong with doing that. It will change your head angle thats all.
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    Yep, as K-Nine said......

    .....it's just gonna steepen your head angle slightly if you have a longer fork on there now.

    For reference, the Axle to Crown measurements for the 'zocchi forks are as follows:

    '04 Z1 130mm - 518mm
    '05 Z1 150mm (also the '04 Z150) - 538mm
    ''03 - '04 Super and Jr. T - 558mm
    '05 66 150mm - 571mm
    '05 66 170mm - 596mm

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    ok....

    Quote Originally Posted by KNine
    Nothing wrong with doing that. It will change your head angle thats all.
    there's a slight imbalance with the amount of travel front and rear and the change in HA, how does this affect the handling?

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    You have to look at it this way. The head angle on a Stinky is 66.5 degrees with a 170mm for when you drop to a 150mm fork that is going to take your head angle to about 67.5 degrees. Still slack, but not a stable going downhill. Anyways if you want to run a 6 inch fork and i assume you already bought the stinky. Why did'nt you consider a Coiler insted?
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    yeah, you are right...

    Quote Originally Posted by KNine
    You have to look at it this way. The head angle on a Stinky is 66.5 degrees with a 170mm for when you drop to a 150mm fork that is going to take your head angle to about 67.5 degrees. Still slack, but not a stable going downhill. Anyways if you want to run a 6 inch fork and i assume you already bought the stinky. Why did'nt you consider a Coiler insted?
    the coiler would've been perfect but I bought the stinky with serious freeriding in mind. That was until I hurt my back dirt jumping. The doc advised me against subjecting my back to more serious shocks, so I decided to convert my stinky with trail riding in mind, a less stressful form of riding.

    I'm considering 150mm because I think anything less will make the bike quite ridiculous to ride, bearing in mind it has 7inches in the rear.

    already got my long stem and 2.1 cross country tires...

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