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    How will new fork effect G2?

    I'm looking at the Suntour upgrade program where I could upgrade my stock xcm to a Raidon for around $200.

    Anyone done this?

    Can someone explain exactly how going from a 51mm to a 46mm offset will alter the geometry? I dont quite understand what the offset is measuring.

    Will a 46mm make it more/less agile?

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    How will new fork effect G2?

    That will increase your trail some. It should benefit high speed stability a bit, and detract from the slow speed handling. This is of course on a continuum. I'm not sure how much of a difference 5mm will really make.


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    Thanks for the input. It seems like a raidon fork would be the biggest upgrade to my bike in terms of bang for the buck but I dont want to do it if its going to drastically alter the way my bike handles.

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    Bump for any other input?

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    I say go for it. My Superfly 100 Pro has an upgraded Reba XX and it feels nicer, actually. Just make sure there is no toe/front wheel overlap, due to the increased trail.
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    Hard to say how it would affect you since we know virtually nothing about you other than you own the bike and are wanting to upgrade the fork. I hesitate to assume that everyone else rides just like I do, and on similar terrain. If it were me, I think I would scour the classifieds and hope I could find a lightly used G2 fork. Or, the Manitou Tower forks have a 48mm offset, which is getting up closer to the 51mm offset of the G2 forks, and they are an excellent fork.

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    I've been considering a change of fork on my Stache and have come to the conclusion that unless you are super particular about your setup...it probably won't make a huge difference.
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