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    Bronson with 160mm fork

    Hi, has someone already put a 160mm fork on his Bronson and can tell how it rides?
    I am thinking about traveling the stock 150mm fork to 160mm for a bit slacker head angle for better descending.

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    I'm running a 160mm fork, it rules.

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    Have you ridden the 150mm Bronson too and can compare?

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    Yes I have, the 160 mm fork of course slackens the HT angle a bit but it doesn't even come close to 'choppering' the bike, in other words there is no flopping side to side at low speed. I just personally like the slacker angles and it feels really good at speed. If you are only riding Xc-ish trails the 150 would be better as it quickens up the steering just a tiny bit.

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    I'm running 170mm currently, it rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    I'm running 170mm currently, it rocks.
    Have you mounted up that CCDBA yet? The interwebz demand a ride report...

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    So you think 160mm is a better choice than 150mm?

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    I'm converting my Fox to 160 this week. Can't wait. My Bronson is sweet but I can't resist the urge.

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    Noah, How are you running 170? What fork/setup? How's it climb? Thanks !

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    I thought the whole benefit of 650b was in the 150mm+ travel range. It seems strange to me that a whole new platform was required to add 10 mm of travel to the TB LT. I really think the 160-200mm travel segment is where this wheel size will shine, but I guess SC knows what they're doing and baby steps are probably smart.

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    Anyone else do this mod? How is the handling? Climbing?
    Thanks

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    My Fox 34 was extended to 165mm about two months ago. I love the extra travel. I still don't think it's as smooth as it could be. We found that it was low on oil from Fox like they all are. Im gonna be moving on to a 160 Pike very soon. The pike has way better action. Sorry Fox.

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    Pike 160!
    Don't notice any issues with the climbs. Wouldn't consider going back down to 150.

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    Are you all modifying the current OEM Float from 150 to 160? If so, anybody have a link or info on how it's done?

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    [QUOTE=jmallory;10640748]Are you all modifying the current OEM Float from 150 to 160? If so, anybody have a link or info on how it's done?[/QUOTE

    This is what I would like to know. Dont want to buy a second fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    Are you all modifying the current OEM Float from 150 to 160? If so, anybody have a link or info on how it's done?[/QUOTE

    This is what I would like to know. Dont want to buy a second fork.
    On a float its a new shuttle bumper and away you go:
    2013 Float 130 - 180 Travel Adjust

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