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    Mendo Bay Rider
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    sx trail with a pike 454

    hey, i did a search but didn't find anything, so i have a pike 454 and i'm thinking about getting a sxt, will it work ok, or be really goofy?

    thanks
    colin

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    Whats the travel on those......150mm? I have ridden My SXT with 150mm forks (05 36 Talas R and Specialized E150) and it has been great, i just got an RC2 ETA, so i am going up a bit in travel, but i am excited to see how it feels...i have heard nothing but good things about them.
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    I have the Pike on an enduro using the low BB shuttle. and it seems a good match.

    Its the normal enduro pro model not the SXT but its close eh

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    I ran a Pike on my -05 SXT for a while. For trailriding I thought it was great. For more downhill type riding in bike parks and such I felt it was a bit short (A-C about 518mm) as the head angle was too steep in that application.
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    not to hijack the thread, but I can't wait to hear what you thint of the 66 jut. Ha Ha, brought you over to the DARK SIDE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinBelisle
    hey, i did a search but didn't find anything, so i have a pike 454 and i'm thinking about getting a sxt, will it work ok, or be really goofy?

    thanks
    colin
    I have seen several sxts with a Pike up front. Actually, I saw one in my lbs the other day. The bottom line is that you will have a better climbing position with the Pike and it will be steeper on the dh. If you are more of a trail rider and do the occasional freeride day or shuttle, the Pike is an awesome fork. If you do more freeride than xc/trail, I would pick something else. The Pike can handle a decent sized hit though. Lots of riders are running the Pike on their 4X, dirtjump/urban rigs. Running the Pike will just steepen up the geo a bit.

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    thanks, i do a lot of trail riding, and maybe 3 or 4 days in a bike park, so it sounds good, thanks

    colin

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