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    Kona Explosif - fork question

    I see on KonaWorld.com that the Explosif frame is designed for use with a fork with 80mm of travel. would there be any drawbacks to running a 100mm fork on that frame?

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    Depends on your preference

    Quote Originally Posted by hogwash
    I see on KonaWorld.com that the Explosif frame is designed for use with a fork with 80mm of travel. would there be any drawbacks to running a 100mm fork on that frame?
    I got a steel KHS frame that was designed for an 80mm fork. I originally had an 80mm fork on it and I ended up changing it out to a 100mm fork. With the 80mm fork, the bike climed very well, but seemed twitchy at speed. Since I've put the 100mm fork on it, it definently tends to "wander" a bit on steep climbs(due to the slacker headtube angle). However, the bike is much more stable at speed so I like the tradeoff.

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