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    SS with more than 100 mm Fork

    Hey gang. I just did a SS conversion to my geared frame and am digging it on the road. I am looking forward to trying it on the trails this weekend.

    While looking at all of the pics thread I see that most of you are running either rigid forks or 100 mm sus forks. Is anyone running 120 mm to 130 mm sus forks? Can you get the leverage needed for climbs with this setup?

    XC forks are fine where I live but that is all I have ridden for over 10 years and want to try something different.

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    Although I just threw gears back on, I was running my transAM SS with 150mm up front. Climbing was fine, although it was no XC bike.

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    If the bike was made for that fork ,then single speeding isn't going change anything.

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    I am building up an Inbred that is rigid but OnOne says that it will work fine with a 120mm so i'm going to be buying one when my wallet recovers. I prefer rigid for most of my riding but i'm a big guy and i like to fly when i get the chance so having it as a back up will be nice.

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    ChaosCelt, I have a 29er Scandal(100 mm max fork) now and am considering getting a 456 to run SS, convert to 650b(already have the wheels) and put a 130 mm fork.

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    I had a Canfeild Yelli Screamy setup SS with a 120mm Micro TI fork for a bit, that was a fun SS setup. I had a long debate between 100 or 120mm fork for my custom SS frame, I went 100mm but I think 120mm would have been sweet as well.

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    i ran a 120 on my 456 carbon, climbed and rode great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missioncontracting View Post
    i ran a 120 on my 456 carbon, climbed and rode great!!!
    That is sexy, I've fallen in love with my Inbred considering my level of income it was priced right.
    To the OP, alot of what i've seen on squish forks is based on weight. For instance my roomie is 5'0 and 125lbs soaking wet i watched her ride a 100mm fork and it NEVER moved. Me on the other hand i stand 5'9 at 250lbs and i ride hard so i'm prone to bottoming out a 100mm (albeit an entry lvl). So that's something else to consider. Though definitely get remote lock out makes long climbs so much easier.

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    Voodoo Soukri with a 120mm fox. Handles great!


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    Yelli with 120 up front


    which replaced a Hooligan with 115 up front


    run what you want and have fun!

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    I run a Pike 100-140 that works just dandy, although I'll say that with proper climbing form, your upper body shouldn't be transmitting force through the cockpit and compressing the suspension anyway, so focusing on that aspect makes you a better all-around rider.

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    Ran a 120mm Reba on my El Mariachi and now have it on my Highball...no problems.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Kona Honzo with 130mm Revelation up front, having no issues at all.
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    SS with more than 100 mm Fork-234828imbread_rip002.jpg

    Not to be a buzz kill at all, but make sure that your frame is up to it, like Rangeriderdave said in the third post above.

    It's a reminder to me as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer View Post
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    Not to be a buzz kill at all, but make sure that your frame is up to it, like Rangeriderdave said in the third post above.

    It's a reminder to me as well.
    But that's hit a tree or something head-on, the same would probably have happened if it had 440mm rigid forks fitted. The first thing that will happen in a situation like that is that the forks will bottom out - so the compressed length is the lever, not the extended length.

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    Nimble 9 with a 120.
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