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    Rockshox Pike on a 2011 Remedy

    I got the remedy 7 in 2011, increasingly I am now not liking the steep head angle (68) and the lack of any compression damping on the fork (Fox Float RL). Was going to go with the Works angleset to slacken it out by 1.5 degrees to 66.5, but that only solves one of my issues.
    Lately I have been looking at putting a longer fork on it, specifically the Rockshox Pike in 650B form so that I future proof myself. The pike has an A-C of 542mm or 552mm depending on whether you go 150 or 160mm travel (I am leaning towards 160mm).

    According to the online calculators, the 160mm fork will slacken the head angle to around 66.5 and raise the bottom bracket by around 10mm. I dont think this should cause any issues, but would be grateful of any riders experiences doing this upgrade. The pike is relatively new, but I'm sure people must have put Fox 36's on this bike and that would be a relatively similiar change in pure geometry terms.

    Any opinion/ advice appreciated.
    cheers

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    I replaced my 32 talas 150 (520mm) with a 2014 34 float 160 (437mm) on my 2011 26" remedy.
    Made it a whole new bike, perfect. Slackened the head angle to about 67 degrees and a lot less fork flex than the 32 talas. A fox 36 has an A-C of 445mm. So your 650b pike 150mm would be close to the fox 36. The 650b 160 pike will slacken the head angle another 1/2 degree, I myself wouldn't go slacker than 67 degree head angle on a remedy but that's my personal preference.

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    Thanks, thats useful feedback. I'm thinking that it will turn the remedy into what it originally was pre 2010 before the scratch and slash came along.

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    Whoops, I meant 537mm for the 34 float 160 and 545 for the fox 36.
    Yea, Trek should of never put a fox 32 on the remedy.

    Cheers

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    Just went for first ride this evening with the 160mm 650b pike. Verdict is very impressed., as you said, it transformed the bike. I think this may give me another couple of years with this frame when I was considering changing it soon.

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