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    150mm fork on RIP?

    Running a 140mm Reba RLT Ti on my '12 RIP. Planning on moving to the new RIP or RIP RDO next year, but am considering buying a new fork now - either the new Pike or a Fox 34 with 150mm of travel. I'm thinking either is a bit too much fork for the '12 RIP. Am I wrong? Assuming it would present a warranty issue as well.
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    I would worry more about raising the BB height even more, since it is already fairly high. This could prove disadvantageous for descending. But, if you're gonna go 150, go Pike.

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    I've got the Pike 150mm with the 51mm offset on my '09 RIP and absolutely love it. BUT, the geometry is different than my RIP RDO, therefore the 'slacker angled' RDO is going to get the Pike 140mm with the 51mm offset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    I would worry more about raising the BB height even more, since it is already fairly high. This could prove disadvantageous for descending. But, if you're gonna go 150, go Pike.
    Yeah, that's my concern. The 140 Reba makes the bike feel pretty tall as it is. But, it does sound like the 150mm Pike is a potential non-standard option for the new RIP. (At least, per the posts on the thread I started on the 29'er board.)

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    I guess this also begs the question as to whether I could go with a 140mm Pike now and then move it over to a new RIP (or other bike next year.) Would somebody explain to a simpleton liberal arts major like me what difference the 51mm offset will make? Does it quicken the handling? Slow it down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig View Post
    I guess this also begs the question as to whether I could go with a 140mm Pike now and then move it over to a new RIP (or other bike next year.) Would somebody explain to a simpleton liberal arts major like me what difference the 51mm offset will make? Does it quicken the handling? Slow it down?
    This Pike is my first time using a 51mm offset fork. The beauty I find in it is that feels like it slackens the front end making the steep descents even easier but at the same time, there is no compromise in its climbing prowess. The steering isn't floppy and the font end isn't any 'lighter'. I call it a win-win design.
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    Hmm, so I read somewhere else (29'er board) that the new Pike 150mm is the same or about the same axle-to-crown length as the Fox 34 at 140mm. Can anybody confirm this?

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    My Fox 34 Float measured longer than my Pike 150mm, but I don't think that is the 'norm'. My Pike was about 7mm shorter than the Fox A-C wise.

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    150mm fork on RIP?

    What I find interesting, is that the 51 offset has been done by Gary Fisher (Trek) for years now (G2 Geometry). Gary Fisher must have known what he was doing!

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    I'm still pondering replacing the '11 Reba RLT Ti on my '12 RIP (set at 140mm) with the 150mm Pike with the 51mm offset. Wondering if anybody is running the new 150mm Pike on the new RIP or RIP RDO. LBS is telling me it's too much fork for those frames and that if I want to run a 150mm Pike I should just go with the new WFO instead.

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    For my RIP RDO... I selected the Pike 140mm with the 51mm offset. Being the fact that the new RIP's have a slacker headtube angle than my '09, I don't think it needs to be any slacker. Plus, with the 51mm offset, it'll feel a bit slacker on the steep descents.
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    If I were trying to decide between an alloy Rip and new WFO, and didn't need a bike until December (rumored release for the WFO) I would go WFO and 150 or 160mm Pike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    If I were trying to decide between an alloy Rip and new WFO, and didn't need a bike until December (rumored release for the WFO) I would go WFO and 150 or 160mm Pike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    If I were trying to decide between an alloy Rip and new WFO, and didn't need a bike until December (rumored release for the WFO) I would go WFO and 150 or 160mm Pike.
    That's what I'm starting to think too. Francis gave the WFO two thumbs up. I didn't realize that it's 1x__ only. Since I was planning on going 1x11 next year anyway, seems like a logical frame to go to, especially if I want to go 150mm on the front end. Thanks!

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    150mm fork on RIP?

    Curious as to what came of this. Waiting for the WFO? Got the Pike for the RIP? Exploring other options?
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