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    429c frame build what fork to get?

    Ok had a hard time find anyone that had a frame in stock but I got lucky and got one on order. I am steering towards a Pike fork since all of the reviews are great for this. I was thinking 120 for the east coast riding I do and wondering if someone can point me in the right direction as far as model etc since I don't have any experience in modern rock shocks .
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    I'd suggest the Pike, reduced to 120 over a Fox fork. I'm still not very happy with my CTD fork - doesn't feel plush. From what I've heard/seen, most are going with the standard offset rather than the 51.

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    429c frame build what fork to get?

    Having a Fox CTD 120 I say go with Rockshox. Fox quality has gone down the tube. Tools are also proprietary for rebuilding. Rockshox can be rebuilt with basic tools. Wish I would of ordered a SID 120 for my build.
    BTW my fox is set at 110mm


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    While I have a Fox 32 CTD (Better with the newer cartridge and overhaul) I'd get a pike and drop it down to 120, or custom cut it down to 110 (for crown to axle reasons) if I were starting over.
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    For simplicty sake i may try out a new 2015 120 ctd fox to compare. I believe they were suppose to fix a few things and they are a little cheaper than the pike. I have kind of gone over budget and then some.
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    I get a lot of value from my 2014 95/120 Talas given the ups and downs of the SoCal terrain I ride on. Seems plush enough, I get full travel out of it without stickiness.

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    429c frame build what fork to get?

    Unless you're racing a lot, I would agree a 120 Pike or Trace is the way to go. I went with a SuperMax with great results. The frame is so stiff, wheels and forks are limiting factors.


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    X fusion trace 120mm w/51mm feels great. The 51mm offset adds serious Downhill/cornering superiority w/a minimal reduction on climbing stability. I'm surprised they don't spec these bikes with 51mm through and through..

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebiker View Post
    X fusion trace 120mm w/51mm feels great. The 51mm offset adds serious Downhill/cornering superiority w/a minimal reduction on climbing stability. I'm surprised they don't spec these bikes with 51mm through and through..

    How did you feel that the 51mm offset handled slower speed singletrack back and forth twisty type terrain?

    I'm sure it helps downhilling, wondering what it did to the overall wheelbase and in the quick stuff. That fork is really appealing on weight/travel/34mm stanchions. Thanks.
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    I noticed it being a tad more twichy on the first ride and that's it. It feels awesome now. It really gives me the ability to weight my bars much more when cornering w/o the feeling lime I am going to eject over them.

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    I just switched from 120mm Fox to a 100mm SID. The 100 is a faster feeling bike. It puts the rider position in a more XC capable spot. I notice a tad less bombing ability on the downhills but better everywhere else. Plus I dropped 7 oz in weight.

    If I was somewhere out west I probably would stick with the 120 but here in Michigan I don't really need it.

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    My demo 429 carbon has the the G2 120mm Fox on it, I love the way it handles. I just ordered a Green Mach 429 frame only. I have the 2014 Fox CTD remote 120mm fork with 51 mm offset but I also have the uppers 46mm so I could do it either way. I will try it first with the 51mm installed. I have been riding this demo now for 2 weeks, this bike is amazing !! I bad thing I don't want to anything but the 429 now!! 45 days to wait for frame.

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    429c frame build what fork to get?

    45day wait? My bubby has been waiting about 30 days for a medium blue. Come on pivot!


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    429c frame build what fork to get?

    My pike turned up today. Planning to drop it to 120mm. Frame is still 3 weeks out.

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    They just told me maybe next week now on my frame, My X01 drive train with XX1 crank is in. 2014 Fox Float CTD remote fork, XTR brakes.

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    429c frame build what fork to get?

    Who did you order your frame from? Size, color?


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    Bike is done, 25.42 lbs. I have the Fox 2014 CTD 120mm 51mm offset fork, Fox is sending me the 2015 Seal head and 20w gold oil. Ed at Fox said will make fork more supple so he say's!! I may also while my shop is doing this update go back to the 46mm offset uppers since the bike was designed for the 46mm fork. I also have a Lefty fork I may try. 110mm.
    I love this bike, the frame is so stiff. Carbon wheels also are great on this bike. This bike just makes me want to ride more!!
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