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    Has anyone tried a 51mm offset fork on a 429a or 429c?

    Finally planning on replacing the aging TALAS with a 120mm Pike or similar. Should I be looking at 51mm offset or go with the standard 46mm? Anyone with experience with 51mm on a 429?

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    Re: Has anyone tried a 51mm offset fork on a 429a or 429c?

    Quote Originally Posted by tadmcmichael View Post
    Finally planning on replacing the aging TALAS with a 120mm Pike or similar. Should I be looking at 51mm offset or go with the standard 46mm? Anyone with experience with 51mm on a 429?
    What's the offset on the 120 fox that ships on the 429c?

    The Czar is similar geometry to the 429c (just a tad more slack head angle) and David Turner has posted here that for the Czar he recommends 51mm on a 120 fork. For a 100 fork it depends what you prefer. Not specific to the 429 but still interesting reading.

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    120mm on Turner Czar?

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    Good info Matt, thanks.

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    Been torn on this one myself on a 429c.

    It's designed around a 44mm offset Fox. The 34mm stanchions on the x-fusion trace tempt me, particularly at that weight.

    But, don't want to mess too much with the handling.
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    Hey G. Giant,

    Do you know if the 429 aluminum is designed around the Fox 44mm offset also? A kid in the bike store said it was designed around a 46mm.

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    mtbnutty,

    The 429a was designed with the 44 mm spec Fox. That said, I don't know if you could tell the difference between the 44 and 46 mm offset. People do notice the difference between the 46 mm and 51 mm, but many say that the difference is not significant. Also, the quick handling at slow speed with the longer offset does have some trade offs in higher speed stability. I just can't find much about how the 51 offset on the 429.

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