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  1. #1
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    Can I run 120mm fork on racer x frame?

    As the title asks. Is 120mm on a racer x frame a good idea?
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    You don't specify what year frame you have, but you'd have to check to see if it's specified as being able to accept the extra travel (it's not much but check),as it might void the warranty if it doesn't specify it. If it's acceptable by Titus, than see how changing the geometry might affect the ride for its intended purpose. I like the extra travel and the slightly slacker head angle, so I went for it on my Rockstar build.

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    I ran one on my old racer x - but I don't think it really made the frame all it was intended to be and do. It was a touch more twitchy (which is not necessarily all related to the fork), and I felt that the front end had a tendency to lift on the steep stuff. I would just run a 100mm on it. I don't think you will see a big benefit out of the 20mm difference. But then again, this is my 2c.
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    Same as titusracer here. I did like the extra travel in the downhill rough but nothing else about it. Swapped back to the 100mm after one ride.
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    I think these guys hit the nail on the head.
    The Racer X 26er can take a 120mm fork, but it's geometry is designed around a 100mm XC setup.
    Many people call and email us each week asking about running longer forks on various frames, and in most instances we can comfortably say yes.
    However, when a frame is designed and intended to be a fast XC race-oriented rig, it's generally best to leaving it that way.

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