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    Bronson Fork Length Size Pike

    I am ordering a Pike for my Bronson and can't decide whether to order the 150mm or the 160mm. It will be the black on black Solo Air.

    Several posts on MTBR have alluded to the the travel not being internally adjustable. If it were, I would probably just get the 160 knowing I could lower it later if I wanted but since this is not the case, I cant decide.

    I am leaning towards the 160mm.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

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    Pike 160!

    I'm having the same debate. Of course I'm still waiting for my Bronson frame to ship. Bc geo has the head tube at 67* with a 544 a-c. The 650 x 150mm pike comes in at 542 and the 16 at 552. So the 160 will slacken it out a bit, but it doesn't seem like it will be too slack.

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    Dunno...my bronson is stock with the fox lowered to 150. Before I got the bike, I had myself convinced that I was going to raise it to 160 because it wouldn't be enough travel and wouldn't feel slack enough for my typical rides. After taking it down some of the tech'ier gnar around here (for the wa peeps, think tres, exit trails, etc.), I've pretty much decided that it worked for me at 150. The bike feels plenty capable and stable on the steeps, but still climbs and steers well.

    But that's just me. Honestly, it depends on what terrain you're riding and your personal preferences for body position, steering style, etc. I don't think you can go very wrong either way.

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    Re: Bronson Fork Length Size Pike

    Just got my pike the other day and they only had 160mm but it can be lowered but you have to get part of the cartridge or something like that. Its going to cost around another 100 bucks. Otherwise I'd have to wait another 6 weeks for the next shipment.

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    I've heard of at least one person now who has ridden both and preferred the 150, noting that it was rather twitchy and "imprecise" at 160.
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    Interesting feedback. Honestly though, it probably won't make a difference. The Bronson is spec'd around a fox 34 lowered to 150 which has a 544.4 +/- 5mm axle to crown. The difference between a 150 and 160mm Pike is almost within the stated tolerance on the Fox.

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    Just got my bronson installed with pike 150. Didn't get to ride it yet. My lbs mechanic and joe(I think he is the engineer at santa cruz) told me to go with 150mm. Can't wait to take her out for a ride this sunday.

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