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    Why do people lower their forks?

    Hi guys just wondering why do people lower their forks? What does it exactly do? is it just a trend or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazdxb
    Hi guys just wondering why do people lower their forks? What does it exactly do? is it just a trend or what?
    Dirt jumpers are designed to have shorter forks (axle-to-crown length) than other types of forks, like freeride and downhill. A typical DJ bike is designed for 100mm travel fork or sometimes 80mm travel fork. Some riders choose to lower the fork even more, like 60mm travel. It makes the steering quicker and puts the rider in a more agressive position.


    Pavel Dmitrevich A.K.A. Vishneviy has his fork lowered to 60mm on the 24" wheel specific Blackmarket Contraband:


    http://blackmarketbikes.blogspot.com...1_archive.html

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    Thanks for the info cmc. I started thinking that nobody knew when i saw that the thrad had 70 views hehe.

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    It makes the overall geometry better (IMO), and makes handling more precise.
    If you have a big squishy fork, your control is lessened, in my opinion.
    The closer you get to rigid, the better your bike will handle in most situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazdxb
    Thanks for the info cmc. I started thinking that nobody knew when i saw that the thrad had 70 views hehe.

    next, you only need multi-colored skater shoes, skinny jeans, a hoody, and a roadie cap and you'll be set!

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    Curious then, what's everyone's preference? 100? 80? Even less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBT
    Curious then, what's everyone's preference? 100? 80? Even less?
    i run my fox Talas at 100mm. if i had a Float i would lower it to 60.

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    I love my Mob with S&M pitchfork, which I believe is corrected to 60mm.

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    I love my Mob with S&M pitchfork, which I believe is corrected to 60mm.


    As others said, a lower fork will effectively increase the head tube angle. It will also slightly lower the bottom bracket height as well.

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    ^^ Better not scratch your dads C5-Z. Any more pics of it? I'm really digging the BBS LMs. Looks like a fellow SupraForums members car.

    Sorry, back on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    ^^ Better not scratch your dads C5-Z. Any more pics of it? I'm really digging the BBS LMs. Looks like a fellow SupraForums members car.

    Sorry, back on topic.
    The roll-eyes emoticon leads me to believe there is some sarcasm in your post. Not everyone who rides bikes is a kid. This is not my dad's Z. He's in his 60s and prefers street rods to modern cars. I am not on the Supra Forum, so you've mistaken my Z with someone else. So, yeah, it's my Z and my Mob. Both are a blast to own.

    If you weren't being sarcastic, I apologize and would be glad to talk cars with anyone and share more pics of this one.

    Thanks.

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    Nice looking bike! Looks like a blast, for sure.

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