Hey guys & gals,
It seems the new Jericho site isn't quite up yet and I'm sure Josh is busy making stuff.....uhuhm...frames & such . I'm looking for some info on fork length. I have a #3 Leadfoot SS frame that I'm in the process of building up, problem is the only fork I have that will fit the long steer tube is a F100X. Doesn't seem like there's too much difference in axle/crown length, but?? Anybody out there runing this or similar on theirs? And if so, is there any drawbacks compared to an F80?
Thanks in advance.
cut like the fog.
100mm would be fine
I have a #4 payback in my quiver and used to ride a leadfoot. I have had both the talas and terralogic forks on these bikes.
Originally Posted by JMac47
The bike definitely climbs better with the 80mm forks but doesn't descend nearly as well. If you're not planning on serious racing, you'll have a more complete ride with the 100mm fork IMHO. The 80 climbs better but the 100 is much better descending, not only the extra travel but the positioning on the bike.
The only drawback would be the terralogic fork, my experiences with my current F80x, make me wish nothing but disaster for it. (hopefully not with me riding it.)
I agree, I have both. The 80 (bought with a few hundred miles on it) is on my current 16" steel frame VooDoo ENO'd SS & the 100 (pretty much brand new) is on my 16" geared YBB.
Originally Posted by bones
Not sure if you were talking specifically about your F80X, or the Terralogic in general. I know this is supposed to be the super SS fork and I'm probably setting myself up for a flame job, but I didn't like the feel/action of the F80X climbing @ first coming from a manual lockout F80RL. Felt like I spent more energy/concentration/distraction anticipating the forks function. Worked like a dream on the decents though. Seems to leak more then the normal Fox seal problem (my RL does the same thing only with 10 times the mileage on it) so maybe it needs some service attention.
Originally Posted by bones
Now with the 100, it felt great right off the start. Locked right from the gitgo until the first hint for need of plushness. But it does feel more like it wants to wheelie on the steep tecky granny climbs which keeps me farther forward then I'd usually be with an 80. Have to pull the bars & stem on the YBB to check the exact steertube length tomorrow to see if it even will work .
If I have to buy a fork, I've always had an itch to get one of Gene Spicer's Ti forks (+/- 130lb. rider so shouldn't have a breakage problem) which would fit right in with the silver grey frame & be the most economical for me aswell since I'm out of work in early rehabing of a busted calvicle I could get by with a rigid fork for most of the stuff I ride around here (Bay Area Norcal) although the candles on my recent birthday cake are getting pretty close to 50........
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