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    New 27.5 Spot

    Well I pulled the trigger on the front wheel and converted the TALAs to a Float 150. Ride report to follow!
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    Excellent. I've been thinking of doing the same with my spot. I have a WB loop fork, currently at 150mm, but I can bring it down to 130 to keep the front end about the same height. I'll be interested to hear how this works for you.
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    Did this to my Ventana Ciclon (posted in V forum), and have been absolutely loving it. It really transformed the bike for the better in every way. I think the overforked 5-Spot is also a great candidate for 650b wheel and shorter fork.

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    Is there enough mud clearance between tyre and fork brace? Oh wait a minute...you Americans don't have Mud do you?

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    Nah, mud's not something we worry about here...

    New 27.5 Spot-mud.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea@Dimbola View Post
    Is there enough mud clearance between tyre and fork brace? Oh wait a minute...you Americans don't have Mud do you?
    'Mericun mud is especially tenacious and ignorant of your needs (spot the tire):

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    That was in AZ, where we had "death mud". You try to ride through it, but in 20 feet it literally clogs up both of your wheels, regardless of how much clearance is there, and you simply grind to a halt. The picture was a relatively mild case after I had gotten through, but it would completely shut down certain trails while they dried out.












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    In Alaska, we got lots of mud and you get sprayed, it kills your bearings fast, but for the most part you can ride right through it and it doesn't have the same effects that make riding a trail impossible.
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    Ride report:

    Bike glides over rock gardens both climbing and descending.

    No issues with switchback turning on climbs.

    WTB Vigilante 2.3 is a HUGE tire and it just clears the fork crown. Those who live in a mud-prone zone will need to stay away from this tire.

    slightly feel the bigger front wheel on slow turns. Not a big deal.

    Overall very pleased with the upgrades.

    Going from the TALAS to the FLOAT Was a added bonus...smooth!

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    How much did bb rise?

    Sent from my GT-P3100 using Tapatalk HD

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    Never measured it, but in theory "0" due to the lowering of my fork by 10mm.

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