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    130mm Recon on 26" inbred?

    I found a Inbred frame that I want to buy and have been looking for a fork to put on it if I do. I am on a tight budget so I am limited. I found a Rockshox Recon solo air that has 130mm travel and is in my budget. On-one says max travel is 120mm. However, I have heard that this due to a safety rating that is a bit overkill. Can I run the 130mm fork and be okay? I am not a hard rider and will be running SS. Link to the fork is as follows:

    Rock Shox Recon Solo Air 1 1 8" 130mm 26" Suspension Fork Bike 21 5cm New | eBay

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    A little beer math...assuming you've got the fork sagged at 1/3 (which is pretty normal, right?), 120mm is going to sit at 80mm and 130mm is going to sit at 86.67 mm. So we're talking about a grand total difference of less than 7mm and I just have a hard time believing that's going to make a hill of beans difference to anything. But I'm not an engineer. And that 6.67mm difference might be just enough to deny you a warantee claim if you bust the frame for some reason. So I guess that's something to consider. If you're really worryied about it, air springs are usually internally adjustable. You might want to decrease the travel to 100mm anyway to tighten up the handling since that's what the frame's designed for.

    Enjoy the Inbred. They're really fun bikes. One of these days, 26" will be cool again.
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    130mm Recon on 26" inbred?

    I'm have a few beers in me as well but I was kinda thinking the same thing as far as say goes. Obviously, I'm not gonna run it full pressure locked out. Unless I'm drunk....

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    If you can successfully locate and operate your shock pump while 'faced, I would be extremely impressed.

    Cheers!
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    130mm Recon on 26" inbred?

    I'm only 7 cans in and have been "pacing" myself. I can do it!

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    Well, frame and fork are ordered. I can't wait to get them in so I can put this thing together and ride. It has been almost five months since I have rode and I am ready for some miles.

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    bad news: a fork with that much travel will ruin the handling of the inbred. my inbred is best at 90-115mm.



    good news: the travel of that recon can be shortened, have your lbs to do that!

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    130mm Recon on 26" inbred?

    Is that done with a spacer kit? I am pretty mechanically inclined, can I do it myself or is it really necessary to take it to my lbs?

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    yes, with spacers. you should perform a full fork service including oil change to do the travel-change. check the sram website, there are many usefull technical guides! good luck with the build i am sure you will enjoy the inbred!

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