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    EMD Fork Dilemma

    I'm currently building a 2012 EMD with a Fox 32 F29 Fork. I've been asking myself whether I really need 100mm of travel or should I adjust the fork to 80mm to better suit my build. I've have been riding my Scalpel 29 since last Aug with 80mm of travel up front and have yet to have an issue. I know the shorter travel will help on the climbs (usually where I need it most) and the longer travel will benefit on the downs. Once this bike is together I don't really wanna go back and change it. Dose 80mm on the EMD make a significant change to handling of this bike..thought's???

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    I have 100mm on my EMD & I like it, If your fork is a 100mm now I would just leave it.

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    I heard this frame is a little twitchy with the 80mm setup???

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    EMD Fork Dilemma

    Twitchy compared to what? It's a XC bike - that's the way they feel. I rode mine mostly at 100mm, but 80mm was OK too. I agree- start with whatever you have now, and see if you like it.
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    This my second EMD...my first was a 2011 with 100mm. I loved the handling, just wanna know how much of a difference 80mm would make...

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    Re: EMD Fork Dilemma

    I have a 2010 emd with an 80 mm fork and it feels very quick and responsive. I actually don't feel like I'm short on travel, either. My dad has an air9 with a 100mm fox fork, and my emd feels just a bit quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightybrick View Post
    I have a 2010 emd with an 80 mm fork and it feels very quick and responsive. I actually don't feel like I'm short on travel, either. My dad has an air9 with a 100mm fox fork, and my emd feels just a bit quicker.
    THX for the info...this is what I'm looking for. How different are the two on the climbs???

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    On my emd with the 80mm fork, the front wheel feels glued to the ground. On the air9 with the 100mm fork, at times the front wheel will want to raise a tad.

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    Re: EMD Fork Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by zenkem View Post
    THX for the info...this is what I'm looking for. How different are the two on the climbs???
    On my emd with the 80mm fork, the front wheel feels glued to the ground. On the air9 with the 100mm fork, at times the front wheel will want to raise a tad.


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    What size Stem do you have on both bikes??? I have a 100mm and your right it is easy to the front wheel up...

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    Re: EMD Fork Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by zenkem View Post
    What size Stem do you have on both bikes??? I have a 100mm and your right it is easy to the front wheel up...
    I have a 90mm stem on both bikes.

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