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    04 fsr XC max fork length?

    I have a 04 fsr xc and was wondering thats the max size fork i can put on it?

    I was leaning towards a Talas RLC.
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    I think your bike is a 100mm stock? There's been plenty of discussion on different forums on this topic. I wrote Specialized before (wanted to know warranty limits) and asked about how much higher I can go. They answered that it is recommended to go 10% higher max only. For anything higher would alter the handling of its original intention. Also may overstress the frame itself. A Talas would take it to 120 & 140, right? I'm sure the veterans will chime in soon.

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    The manual on my 05 Stumpy FSR (stock 100mm) says not to go higher than 130mm. I've wondered if it's possible to modify a TALAS such that it would be 80/100/120 instead of the stock 100/120/140.

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    thanks for the info guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    The manual on my 05 Stumpy FSR (stock 100mm) says not to go higher than 130mm. I've wondered if it's possible to modify a TALAS such that it would be 80/100/120 instead of the stock 100/120/140.
    I have the same one. There's actually two geometries in there. One is for the Stumpjumper 100 & FSRxc (my bike), and other is for the Stumpjumper 120. The statement of not going higher than 130mm is referring to the Stumpjumper 120. For the Stumpjumper 100 & FSRxc, they recommend staying 100mm only. 2005 was the last year that the Stumpy had a 100mm fsr option.

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    i saw somewhere (dont remeber where, might have been the stumpy 07 manual) that the biggest you can go without voiding your warranty is 140. That is for the Stumpjumper however. The FSR XC is the same frame though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpine93
    i saw somewhere (dont remeber where, might have been the stumpy 07 manual) that the biggest you can go without voiding your warranty is 140. That is for the Stumpjumper however. The FSR XC is the same frame though.
    You're right about the '07 Stumpy. Some models will come with the Talas (100/120/140).

    The FSRxc is not the same frame, the head/seat angles are different. However, I just peeked at the manual for the '06 FSRxc, and it states it can take up to 130mm (which is different than my '05 manual). I guess either they changed their minds or corrected themselves. So I stand corrected!

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    Actually, turns out i was looking at the 06 manual for some reason. Curiously my '05 manual doesn't have fork info, but the online version does.

    I've wondered, however, what makes the SJ 120 frame different from the SJ 100 frame? The measurements appear to be identical (excluding things like BB height, wheelbase, etc. - things affected by fork/shock length). What makes the two frames different?

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    My 2008 FSR XC manual states that you can go up to 130mm without voiding the warranty. The handling would surely change going from 100 to 130 but at least they'll still cover the frame warranty.

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    Just read the online '08 FSRxc/Myka manual. It states not to exceed 100mm on the fork. Oh brother!

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    thanjks for the info guys, I guess i will be running 100mm on the talas. And buy a new frame later

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