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    130mm fork on a Blur XCc?

    I know that the recommended is 100 or 120, but who has tried running a 130mm fork on a Blur XC Carbon? Difference is only 10mm, so I am wondering if the difference in handling is even noticeable. Can someone who has tried it give a report?

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    Come on! someone must've tried this.

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    I ran mine with a 120 and it was excellent. I doubt the 130 would have too many negatives. I could definitely imagine having a bit more travel up front would have been good. Maybe a bit of front end wander on super steep climbs, but for me it was not like the 120 felt as if it was bordering on raising the front end too high so i think as long as you're using a fork with an A2C that is not that much greater than an average 120, then I think it would work well. Probably void the warranty, but it's not like you'd admit that if you made a warranty claim anyway, right . . . .

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    130mm fork on a Blur XCc?

    Thanks. I plan to use a 130mm Lefty, with an a-to-c of 500mm. A 120mm Fox measures 490mm so I'm hoping that the extra 10mm doesn't make a a difference.

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    Ive been running a Fox 130 Float on my Blur XCc for 2 years. The bike rides better than with 120. I do not know why anyone would ride the silly lefty fork however. Go for it!
    Last edited by buggymancan; 07-04-2013 at 02:01 PM.

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    I have been running a DT Swiss exc130mm on my Blur XCc since...forever! It is AWESOME!

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    130mm fork on a Blur XCc?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan View Post
    Ive been running a Fox 130 Float on my Blur XCc for 2 years. The bike rides better than with 120. I do not know why anyone would ride the silly lefty fork however. Go for it!
    I've had lefties on a bunch of different (non-cannondale) bikes for a few years. Try one first, then you will understand.

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    Just took it out for the first ride with the lefty 130 fork. It rides great. More stable on descents, but still handles well and climbing wasn't affected too much. If anyone else is considering it, I would recommend it.

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    Can you give me one valid reason to use the outdated lefty fork? Defies reason IMHO

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    130mm fork on a Blur XCc?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan View Post
    Can you give me one valid reason to use the outdated lefty fork? Defies reason IMHO
    I started this thread to ask a question about fork travel, not to convince anyone to convert to Lefty forks.

    This article explains some of the benefits.
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...-wpbr-10-39446

    At the end of the day, YOU can put whatever you want on YOUR bike. If you think there are better options for YOU, then have at it.

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