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    Fork for a flite

    I'm thinking of getting the flite as an all around bike. I normally just trail ride, where a hardtail is sufficient, but I also want to get a bike that I can take to a park to DH/Fr (higland mtb park). The stock bike looks like it would be fine for the lift accessed riding, but I don't know about the climbing. I was thinking of replacing the fork (a domain 318 coil 160mm of travel) for a lighter and/ or more adjustable one (maybe a fox 36 like the tallas? or just the domain 318 u-turn). Getting a fox 32 with 150mm of travel (again maybe the tallas) would save a lot of weight, and I think it would have enough travel for the lift accessed stuff (I rode at highland with a trek scratch 9 which had 160mm of travel, and it was great), but are the 32mm uppers sturdy enough? Also can you get converters so the 15mm QR axle will work in a 20mm hub? Any thoughts would be greatly apreciated. Any other fork recomendations?
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    Keep the Domain and simply convert it to a u-turn.

    Here are detailed instructions:

    Rockshox Domain 318 U-turn Conversion Instructions

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    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools
    Only 140mm travel. The Flite works best 150-160mm. That's why I like the u-turn on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    Keep the Domain and simply convert it to a u-turn.

    Here are detailed instructions:

    Rockshox Domain 318 U-turn Conversion Instructions
    wouldn't it be cheaper to just sell the domain it comes with (without using it) and then buy the u-turn version?

    Also would a bike this weight (if it had the adjustability of a u-turn) work for trail riding?

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    It would cost you about $50 in parts for the u-turn conversion. So no, it is not cheaper to sell your fork and buy a new u-turn fork.

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    OP, Dictator-totasaurus has got the right idea IMO

    and EDIT THE TITLE!!
    It's a F-L-I-T-E
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    steer tube length

    Does anyone know how long of a steer tube you would need on a fork for the flight? the head tube length is 4.72 in (120mm), but how much longer does the steer tube have to be? Would 7 5/8" be long enough?

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    I can measure my minimum stack if you want
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    that would be great, thanks! I found a good deal on a used 36 talas, but i want to make sure it will work.

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    OK, I came up with a minimum Steerer length @ 175mm (with a CC ZS-110 and 40mm stem)
    Maybe Talal can measure his to confirm.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I had a fox van 32 for a while then swapped it for a 36 van. The 36 is heavier but so much better in every way. It is a little harder to climb steep sections with the 36 but it's not that bad.
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