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    Current Shape Stumpjumper FSR. Has anybody put 160mm forks on it?

    Basically I need a new frame but want to keep all my gear including forks.

    My Enduro is getting a bit old and I could do with something lighter and longer, I want to keep all my components and just swap the frame. The forks are DPA so I can knock them down for climbing so I know it would go uphill just as well as a std build. Coming from an Enduro my build would be pretty tough probably more so than a standard Evo build. An Evo frame would be nice but they are pretty rare so it is unlikely that I will be able to pick up one of them,

    I reckon a stumpy is probably all I need frame wise, as I love my HT too, but would still like to run my Lyriks. Warranty wouldn't be a consideration as I would be getting it second hand if it turns out to be viable.

    Thanks.

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    Thanks, I had seen those but I was wondering more specifically about the standard 140mm travel normal stumpy.

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    Ride with a guy that runs a float 180 on his stumpy. He seems to like it and it hasnt burst into flames yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Knees View Post
    Thanks, I had seen those but I was wondering more specifically about the standard 140mm travel normal stumpy.
    I rode my Stumpy Elite (140mm) with a 160mm Lyrik with no problems!

    Btw. the Evo has the same frame as the standard Stumpys.

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    180mm on a Stumpy!! He must be mad!

    I thought the Evo frame was the same but according to the spech site the evo actually has a lower bb. I don't know how they can achieve that with longer forks and the same frame. Yes I know the rocker is different but surely the HA would have to be massively slacker to make the bb lower. Well that or its a mistake.

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    On 2012 and 2013 Stumpys, only the shocklink is different between the Evos and non Evos.

    The pivots on the shocklink were the shockextensions conects to the shocklink are positioned differently which gives the Evo a slacker HA, a lower BB and a slightly higher leverage ratio resulting in more rear wheel travel.

    180mm sounds crazy! I would say that the rear end on this bike could probably not match such a fork and the overall geometry would def. suffer in the climbing department?!

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