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    Propose a fork for a new EG v3

    Hello guys.
    I a few clicks away of buying the new EG.
    Can you propose me a fork. I was thinking something around 170 with a 20mm axle and preferably not tappered so I could put the headset with the slackset (-1 degree).

    Any suggestions?
    Do you think 170 would be too much and I should go with 160 (or a 2 position 160)?.
    I would prefer something with reasonable price... (around 700-800$).

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    X-fusion Vengeance @ 170mm and 20mm axle fit exactly what you want.
    can consider the DLA version for travel adjust if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadica View Post
    X-fusion Vengeance @ 170mm and 20mm axle fit exactly what you want.
    can consider the DLA version for travel adjust if you like.
    A link please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    A link please!
    Google or GTFO!!

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    Come on, I thought you had a link of a bargain that's why I asked!
    Of course I can google it! I did! Thanks, nice fork.
    I don't have any experience with X-fusion. Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    Come on, I thought you had a link of a bargain that's why I asked!
    Of course I can google it! I did! Thanks, nice fork.
    I don't have any experience with X-fusion. Do you?
    I love both my Vengeance forks, Air and Coil.. but Im probably bias...
    Here.. some measurement and info on my site

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    Coil veng @ 160 + mk3 look tasty

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    I'm not really sure is the new EG needs anything longer then a 160mm fork. I'm not sure what A2C brant used when the geo was measured but a 170mm fork with a 1 degree slackset going to put you at like 65 degrees and drop the bb to around 12.75". Way too low and slack for its intended purpose IMO. I'd go with a 160mm fork with an external cup. My MKII with a 160 Fox RLC and external cup headset measures just under 67 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    I'm not really sure is the new EG needs anything longer then a 160mm fork. I'm not sure what A2C brant used when the geo was measured but a 170mm fork with a 1 degree slackset going to put you at like 65 degrees and drop the bb to around 12.75". Way too low and slack for its intended purpose IMO. I'd go with a 160mm fork with an external cup. My MKII with a 160 Fox RLC and external cup headset measures just under 67 degrees.
    Thanks craigstr, which is the external cup headset? I was thinking of this one. http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HSOOSSSE...ck___10_degree
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    So 160 with the slack set headset will be what, 66?
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    I have a CC40 bottom cup and a smoothie top cup, I'm guessing 66 with a slackset and 160mm fork but again, I'm not sure what fork length Brant is measuring the geo with?

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    Fox float 160 rlc or fox float 180 rc2. If I was building myself another one with the v3 frame I would do the 180 for the extra BB clearance with a standard king headset. From the numbers I've seen those BB hights are kind of low for the rocks, roots and trees around here.
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    180mm FLOAT RC2 - very smooth.

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    Anyone put 140mm on the new EG? I have 140mm 1"1/8 Fox left over and though about giving it a try as money is a bit tight atm and can't afford new fork just yet. Didn't EGs come with 140mm fork few years back?

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    I think fox is over budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by opnykanen View Post
    Anyone put 140mm on the new EG? I have 140mm 1"1/8 Fox left over and though about giving it a try as money is a bit tight atm and can't afford new fork just yet. Didn't EGs come with 140mm fork few years back?
    Look, Titus suggests 150/160 fork. 140 I think is way too small... But you can start with it and upgrade. But I don't think it will fill good.

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    What is the difference between internal and external bottom cups?
    If you put a 180 fork with internal caps the front geo remains the same as if you put a 170 with external?
    I am a bit confused...

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    All depends on the axle to crown (A2C) measurement of your fork and the measurement of the bottom external cup.

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    I am a bit confused, but I think I am going to order the slackset (-1 degree) headset for 1,1/8 and put a 160 and a 170 fork to see how it climbs. Which is my first concern. You think that the BB will be that lowered that I will have a problem with pedal strokes? (I have 175mm crankset)

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    Brant says the slackset only lowers the bb a few mm's so you should be good. I personally run 170mm cranks to help minimize pedal strikes but I live in a very rocky area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    What is the difference between internal and external bottom cups?
    If you put a 180 fork with internal caps the front geo remains the same as if you put a 170 with external?
    I am a bit confused...
    depending on the maker/brand of the headset

    Integral have the bearing inside of the headtube with thinner stack height of usually lesser of 5mm

    external cup have the bearing outside of the headtube with stack height of around +-15mm

    having said so. using the same fork with different headset cup will slightly affect the geometry. so with different fork length and brand.. then you need to look at the overall axle to crown height. a Fox 160mm fork have around 545mm a2c and a 170mm is around 565mm even though the fork travel is different of only 10mm.

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    I would use an Dual Air Lyric
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    Ben (old titus dude) used to say external headset w/ 545mm axle to crown is the intended design. When I asked, said EG can handle the slackset, also said internal headset and longer A2C would void warrantee FWIW

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJ View Post
    Ben (old titus dude) used to say external headset w/ 545mm axle to crown is the intended design. When I asked, said EG can handle the slackset, also said internal headset and longer A2C would void warrantee FWIW
    I have no idea what Ben was talking about as the drawings from that era that I have make little sense with those numbers.

    Axle to underside of headtube is dimensioned 529.4mm, at head angle 68deg.
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