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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    Im in the market for the new Trans Am and curious to see if anyone has rode/owns one. Pictures are always welcome! I have all the parts to do a frame up build and would like to hear a ride report. My mine concern is my size choice, Im 6'0" and feel like based off the geo i fall somewhere in between the large and medium frames (ETT main consideration). If you rode one what is your height and what size did you ride? How did it feel? Any info is appreciated!

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    Sorry, no ride to report on just yet, but I am a soon to be owner. I have a medium Bermuda Blue on order. I was told 2-3 weeks about two week ago now. From my understanding, this is the first shipment so I don't think you'll hear much till they come in.

    To answer your other question, I'm 5'8" and I plan on running a short 50mm stem and 730mm bars on the medium.

    What fork do you have picked out h20-50?
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    I'm planning on ordering a medium, and I'm 5'8" as well.

    I'm thinking of the X-Fusion sweep as my fork.

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    Im thinking a large with a 35mm stem ought to work. Im comparing the geo to my current Santa Cruz TRc and that ought to get me close.

    Im looking at putting the new Pike on it, couple that with some Hans Dampf 2.35 tires and this bike is going to be an absolute fuggin blast!!

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    Post some photos when you get it!

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    your frame (medium blue ) has been available for quite awhile, no need to wait
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    Re: Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    I converted my Canfield Yelli Screamy to 650b and it shreds. The Trans Am geo is very close so it should be a very fun bike. I'm gonna go out on a limb here & predict that you'll love it.
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    Anyone have any comments on the 4130 DB chromoly tubeset? I wonder how it compares in feel to Reynolds or Trutemper. I'm looking for a lively steel feel, not dead and heavy like some of the cheaper steel frames I have tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Anyone have any comments on the 4130 DB chromoly tubeset? I wonder how it compares in feel to Reynolds or Trutemper. I'm looking for a lively steel feel, not dead and heavy like some of the cheaper steel frames I have tried.
    Best answer I could find from an old thread;

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Reynolds has not adapted the stock size offering of 853. They will custom draw it if you order enough tubes, as Niner has.

    What DFL is bringing up is the "how you use it" factor. A 4130 frame and a 853 frame with identical design spec (frame geometry and tubing sizes) will weigh the same and ride the same. The advantage of 853 is it offers the possibility of using thinner wall (lighter) tubes while maintaining strength. The trade off is higher cost and increased flex (or "better" ride quality). The latter largely depends on rider weight and riding style.

    This is without even bringing in basic fit and geometry/handling philosophy factors. If one design worked for every rider there would be no need for more than one bike company.
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    Thanks kubikeman. I know shiggy knows his stuff, but some of what he is saying doesn't make sense to me. for example:

    A 4130 frame and a 853 frame with identical design spec (frame geometry and tubing sizes) will weigh the same and ride the same.
    He later says the walls will be thinner and the tubes will flex more, so the two frames would NOT weigh the same nor would they ride the same.

    There are many varieties of chromo tubing. I wouldn't be surprised if there is generic heat treated double butted chromo that rivals some of the high end brand name stuff. There is also some heavy lead pipe out there.

    I'm just curious if anyone who is familiar with steel bike feel can comment on the ride of the Trans Am frame.

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    there is also some heavy lead pipe out there.
    dn6? :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratherbeintobago View Post
    dn6? :-p
    I don't know, is it? I was looking at some On One bikes with their DN6 tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratherbeintobago View Post
    dn6? :-p
    I found this post from 2006 where an On-One guy claims that the DN6 tubing is the same as Reynolds 520:

    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    Our tubing comes from a company called Founderland in Taichung, Taiwan. Off the same lines, the same material, the same dies, everything, Reynolds have Founderland put the same tubing into boxes with "Reynolds 520" on it.

    Surly use the same tube company for their tubing, but their frames are built at another company from ours - the one we used to use, and moved for purely business (not quality) reasons.

    Tange Prestige is the higher spec of the tubes, but there's more to a frame than the metallurgy of the material used.

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    an On-One guy
    The On-One guy, you mean?

    Being fair about it, DN6 isn't that heavy, and a 29er Inbred frame weighs less than a 29er TransAm. They just have a reputation for being very heavy...

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    My TA29 starts to be compliant at mid speed. It's much nicer ride that my old blue pig but it is a 29r and I'm a bit fatter now, by 25 pounds.

    Either way, it doesn't feel dead to me but I've not got a lot to compare it to. Hope this helps a bit.

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    Finally shipped! Should be here next week. The parts I've acquired (new and old) match the top build almost to the letter. Only major decision left is the fork.
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    I called the only 2 Transition dealers in Denver/Boulder, and neither one stocks the Trans Am.
    I would have liked to put a leg over one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    The parts I've acquired (new and old) match the top build almost to the letter. Only major decision left is the fork.
    What headset are you going to be running?
    I'm kinda confused with the whole 44mm tube as the only headset that I could find is the CK inset 7 that'll fit a tapered fork.

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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    Quote Originally Posted by bongski View Post
    What headset are you going to be running?
    I'm kinda confused with the whole 44mm tube as the only headset that I could find is the CK inset 7 that'll fit a tapered fork.
    Came Creek 110.

    Edit: I'm not sure which one to get for running a straight 1 1/8th fork. I'm sure Cane Creek has something.

    Edit again: I looked into it a bit more. You can run the Chris King InSet 1 if you want a low stack height and plan on running 1 1/8 fork only. If you want to plan for a future upgrade, you can get the InSet 7 with an external lower cup and just change out the crown race on your fork. The latter is the better option IMO because you can run what you have now and upgrade to something tapered down the line. Then all you'll have to do is get a new crown race (much cheaper than a new lower cup).

    I'm pretty sure Cane Creek has the same set up with both their 110 and 40 series. I'm partial to the 110 because it's a work of art and CC has been good to me customer service wise. I think CK is another no-brainer option, I just don't have any personal experience with their products.
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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??-image.jpg

    A bit lost for words after riding this!
    Had a lot of expectations for this bike and it has lived up to and exceeded my expectations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzer View Post
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    A bit lost for words after riding this!
    Had a lot of expectations for this bike and it has lived up to and exceeded my expectations!
    I'm picking my frame up Saturday! I can't wait. Is that a Pike or a Rev?

    Edit: Clicked on the picture and answered my own question. Pike. I'm still torn between a Pike or a Rev.
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    You have got to go pike it's the only fork worth having at the moment! I went for the 150mm ones, but you can lower them to 140mm. Running mine at about 30% sag with a spacer in the air chamber so it ramps up a bit. With the 150 fork sagged its probably a similar ride hight.

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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    Went with an X-Fusion Sweep. Ordered it today. It got a pretty good write up in the Bible of Bikes issue of Bike. For the price I figured I'd give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    Went with an X-Fusion Sweep. Ordered it today. It got a pretty good write up in the Bible of Bikes issue of Bike. For the price I figured I'd give it a go.
    Who did you order with? Im trying to buy the frame only thorugh my local shop to support them but they said early January, now they are saying that Transition says early february for the blue frames. Ive got all my parts with the exception of a headset, still undecided on that but i just want to put money on a frame already!

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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    Quote Originally Posted by h20-50 View Post
    Who did you order with? Im trying to buy the frame only thorugh my local shop to support them but they said early January, now they are saying that Transition says early february for the blue frames. Ive got all my parts with the exception of a headset, still undecided on that but i just want to put money on a frame already!
    Ordered from my LBS. I was lucky. They called Transition and an order for a medium frame was cancelled, so I got it instead. Otherwise I would have been waiting too.
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    Got my pike in the mail on Monday and finally got my frame ordered today. I can not wait!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h20-50 View Post
    Got my pike in the mail on Monday and finally got my frame ordered today. I can not wait!!
    Awesome!

    This thread needs more pictures!

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    The poor lighting in my basement doesn't do the blue color justice. It's amazing. The clutter around the frame will eventually become the bike. I just tossed it on the bench for a quick photo because it had the most light overhead.

    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??-imag0072.jpg

    X-Fusion Sweep factory lowered to 140mm travel. It looks so much beefier than my Revelation.

    I'd be working on it now but I still need some things... headset, tires, cables...etc. I'm hoping to start the build soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    Awesome!

    This thread needs more pictures!

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    The poor lighting in my basement doesn't do the blue color justice. It's amazing. The clutter around the frame will eventually become the bike. I just tossed it on the bench for a quick photo because it had the most light overhead.

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    X-Fusion Sweep factory lowered to 140mm travel. It looks so much beefier than my Revelation.

    I'd be working on it now but I still need some things... headset, tires, cables...etc. I'm hoping to start the build soon.
    Same wheelset I got. Did you get the 2014 Hope 40t of the 2013 versions? All that's missing is my headset and I'm going to order it tomorrow or sat when I get a chance. I decide to get the CC40 instead of the 110. Couldn't hurt to save a few bucks and I've never had a 40 that couldn't withstand a beating. Can't wait to ride this bike, I'll post some photos as soon as it's built up...... It maybe the week after I'll prob be too busy riding. I think my Santa Cruz TRc will be extremely jealous!

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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    The hubs are actually 4 years old. I had them snipped out of my old wheelset, serviced and laced to the Flows. They just keep on rolling.

    I wish I had the higher POE of the new design, but I tried to stick to a budget on this build. Not buying new high end hubs was a huge savings.
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    Would you mind measuring you BB height for me. I'm curious, I have the same length fork and wondering where my BB is going to sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h20-50 View Post
    Would you mind measuring you BB height for me. I'm curious, I have the same length fork and wondering where my BB is going to sit.
    I'm waiting on a headset, tires and a few other bits (should be here Wed. according to UPS). I won't be building the bike for another week or two yet.

    I hope I'm not disappointed with BB height myself. I've heard X-Fusion forks in general have a higher axle-to-crown height. Plus I ordered Maxxis Ardent 2.4's for the front and rear. I really wanted some cushion in the rear

    When it's done I plan on throwing up a detailed post with pictures, specs, head angle, BB height, weight, cost... the works.
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    Did anyone have trouble with the rear brake rubbing. I have XT's and the right pad rubs the back of the disc but the front of the disc has about 2-3 mm of space between the pad and disc. It seems that there needs to be a spacer/washer/shim between the XT's mount and the bike mount to push the brake back 2-3 mm so the disc is dead center between the pads. Can anyone check this for me.

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    Got XT's on mine with no issues. Won't the brake just line up with the adjustments with the side movement in the calliper mounting bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzer View Post
    Got XT's on mine with no issues. Won't the brake just line up with the adjustments with the side movement in the calliper mounting bracket?
    Can't believe I over looked that! Problem solved, pictures will be posted soon! Got my. First ride in today and all I can say is WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h20-50 View Post
    Can't believe I over looked that! Problem solved, pictures will be posted soon! Got my. First ride in today and all I can say is WOW!
    Glad to hear it was an easy fix.

    As for rear tire clearance; I guess I'm the guinea pig. I mounted a Maxxis Ardent TR 2.4 to a Stans Flow EX rim and the clearance is less than stellar. The dimple on the drive side chainstay has about a quarter inch of clearance. The non-drive side barely has an eighth. If I flex the tire and the rim, I can just about get the outer knob to touch. It's most likely ride-able, but I'm not going to risk it.

    I've regrouped and ordered a 2.25 Ardent Race, which looks awesome. I probably would have ordered it right off the bat, but it wasn't available just a few weeks ago.
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    You were probably too excited building it up! It is an amazing bike. I have always liked hard tails and I have had most of the popular all mountain hard tails over the years. The TransAM 27.5 is hands down the best most versatile bike I have ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    Glad to hear it was an easy fix.

    As for rear tire clearance; I guess I'm the guinea pig. I mounted a Maxxis Ardent TR 2.4 to a Stans Flow EX rim and the clearance is less than stellar. The dimple on the drive side chainstay has about a quarter inch of clearance. The non-drive side barely has an eighth. If I flex the tire and the rim, I can just about get the outer knob to touch. It's most likely ride-able, but I'm not going to risk it.

    I've regrouped and ordered a 2.25 Ardent Race, which looks awesome. I probably would have ordered it right off the bat, but it wasn't available just a few weeks ago.
    Finally done. I was able to squeeze 2.3 Hans Dampf in there with about the same clearance you had and have had no issues.Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??-dsc01648.jpg
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    I just finish my medium frame build. I'd like to point out that even thought all the built kits have 2 x 10 drive trains there is not enough clearance for a front derailleur if you plan to ride in muddy conditions. I originally had it built up as 2 x 9 but invested in 1 x 10 when I discovered the clearance issues. Here is a pic. Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??-image.jpg

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    Build Post

    Okay, it's finally time for my build post.


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    Specs:

    Fork: X-Fusion Sweep lowered to 140mm
    Handlebar: KORE MEGA 740mm
    Stem: KORE Repute 35mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Grips: Anvl
    Brakes: Shimano XT Ice Tech
    Shifter: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: XT Shadow+
    Crankset: Race Face Turbine
    Bottom Bracket: Race Face Turbine
    Chainring: Wolf Tooth Components 32 tooth
    Cassette: Shimano XT 10 speed
    Pedals: Shimano M530
    Wheels:
    Hubs: Hope
    Spokes: DT Swiss Comp
    Nips: DT Swiss Pro Lock
    Rims: Stan's Flow EX
    Tires: Front: Maxxis Ardent 2.4
    Rear: Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2
    Rotors: Front: Shimano Ice Tech XT 180
    Rear: Shimano Ice Tech XT 160
    Saddle: Anvl
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb

    Now for the dirt everyone wants to know. I had many of the drivetrain components, the brakes and the seatpost already. I also had my Hope hubs rebuilt into the new wheels. This all saved me some serious coin. Total damage is a respectable $2300 to complete the build.

    My cheap luggage scale put the total build at 26.2 pounds.


    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??-web_3qview.jpg


    My initial ride today was just around the neighborhood and all I can say is it feels pretty damn good! I like the extra length in the top tube paired with the extra short stem. There's going to be a bit of a learning curve in my future. I gave up carbon full suspension for this bike and it's currently my only mountain bike. But I can't wait!

    Once I put some mountain miles on it, I'll post more of my ride thoughts.
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    Sweet....I really really wanted to have this bike..but there are no L sizes in my country..

    I'm planning to put all the parts from my rune v2 on to this bike..can some one help me to get this frame, please.. I live in Indonesia btw..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    Okay, it's finally time for my build post.


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    Specs:

    Fork: X-Fusion Sweep lowered to 140mm
    Handlebar: KORE MEGA 740mm
    Stem: KORE Repute 35mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Grips: Anvl
    Brakes: Shimano XT Ice Tech
    Shifter: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: XT Shadow+
    Crankset: Race Face Turbine
    Bottom Bracket: Race Face Turbine
    Chainring: Wolf Tooth Components 32 tooth
    Cassette: Shimano XT 10 speed
    Pedals: Shimano M530
    Wheels:
    Hubs: Hope
    Spokes: DT Swiss Comp
    Nips: DT Swiss Pro Lock
    Rims: Stan's Flow EX
    Tires: Front: Maxxis Ardent 2.4
    Rear: Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2
    Rotors: Front: Shimano Ice Tech XT 180
    Rear: Shimano Ice Tech XT 160
    Saddle: Anvl
    Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb

    Now for the dirt everyone wants to know. I had many of the drivetrain components, the brakes and the seatpost already. I also had my Hope hubs rebuilt into the new wheels. This all saved me some serious coin. Total damage is a respectable $2300 to complete the build.

    My cheap luggage scale put the total build at 28.2 pounds.


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    My initial ride today was just around the neighborhood and all I can say is it feels pretty damn good! I like the extra length in the top tube paired with the extra short stem. There's going to be a bit of a learning curve in my future. I gave up carbon full suspension for this bike and it's currently my only mountain bike. But I can't wait!

    Once I put some mountain miles on it, I'll post more of my ride thoughts.
    You have the right fork for the job Team X-Fusion

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    I am in the market for this bike. Sold out of smalls at this time. Was going to buy the medium. At 5'6 do you think Id be ok on this? Currently i have a pivot 5.7 carbon in a small. In the past I have had a titus el guapo(medium) and a stumpy 29er(medium). Rode the bikes fine and felt confident on them. Cant wait for one of these bad boys.

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    Anyone ride the new 27.5 Trans Am??

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshuanyc View Post
    I am in the market for this bike. Sold out of smalls at this time. Was going to buy the medium. At 5'6 do you think Id be ok on this? Currently i have a pivot 5.7 carbon in a small. In the past I have had a titus el guapo(medium) and a stumpy 29er(medium). Rode the bikes fine and felt confident on them. Cant wait for one of these bad boys.
    FWIW, I'm 5'7". I chose to run a super short 35mm stem and the cockpit feels roomy, but not too long. You're right on the boundary like me and it's always a tough call.

    Stand over height is around 30.5" with my setup. If I straddle the bike sans shoes it's a little touchy feely. With shoes on, I don't even notice it.
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    Ordered mine yesterday! Rode with a guy who races for transition, he said I should be fine on the medium. Psyched for it! Full build, lower line. I plan on going with a single ring upfront. Other than that, eventually upgrade the brakes. May swap the brakes from my pivot and buy new slx's for the pivot. Looking forward to rippin it up old school on a hardtail!

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    Transition likes to rider their bikes small...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshuanyc View Post
    Ordered mine yesterday! Rode with a guy who races for transition, he said I should be fine on the medium. Psyched for it! Full build, lower line. I plan on going with a single ring upfront. Other than that, eventually upgrade the brakes. May swap the brakes from my pivot and buy new slx's for the pivot. Looking forward to rippin it up old school on a hardtail!
    Congrats Dude! what color?

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    Blue! Sold me on their website.

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    Heya!

    Ordered me a size large blue Trans Am 27.5. I'm not sure about the fork though... I would get a nice deal of RS Pike 160mm, but is it overkill for this frame? Would the head angle go too slack? It would be more futureproof if I change to full suspension one day... Or should I just go with 150mm version and pay a little extra?

    How about the dual position model? Is it either 130mm or 160mm, or can I adjust the travel freely from 130mm up to 160mm?

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    Any opinions? Ordering the fork next week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miki- View Post
    Any opinions? Ordering the fork next week...
    Up to you. I chose to lower my fork to 140mm to keep the stock 67.5 HA. A few others on here are running the Pike at 150 with no issues.

    A 160 Pike would slacken the head angle by about a degree from stock. But also keep in mind that head angle isn't the only thing. It will also slacken the seat tube angle and raise the bottom bracket and stand over height. It will also shorten your reach.
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