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    100mm fork on El Commandante?

    Has anyone ever run a 100mm fork on their singlespeed Commandante's? I'm pretty sure the frame is designed for just an 80mm (which I have now), but I want one of the new Fox F29's with remote lockout and it only comes in 100mm and 120mm versions (why no 80mm?).

    Anyway, I'm worried it will mess up the geometry too much, and am curious to see if anyone has a 100mm fork on their Commanders and if they like it or not.

    Thanks in advance compadres.
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    If memory serves....and I am getting older so take that into consideration....but I seem to remember that you can add a 20mm spacer to the negative side of the air assembly and knock it down to an 80mm fork.


    And to answer your question: Nope. Never tried a 100mm on an El Comandante, yet.
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    try it, i am sure it will be fine. if you want it "quicker", then make it 80mm.

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    This is not recommended by Ventana. They built the frame for the 80mm specifically. The headtube needs to be strengthened to accomadate the 100mm fork.
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    Actually... now that the wrap gusset is being placed on all the hardtails I believe the 100 is ok. Pre '09 models without the wrap gusset (at the head tube) was not recommended.
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    Thanks for the clarification. Good point! My frame is an 07. Are all the new SS frames being built with the drop outs as opposed to the EBB? Just curious. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willem3
    Thanks for the clarification. Good point! My frame is an 07. Are all the new SS frames being built with the drop outs as opposed to the EBB? Just curious. Thanks!
    I believe the stock frame is EBB but you can order the Slide Drop outs as an upgrade. Not sure on cost difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    try it, i am sure it will be fine.
    Try it, and stress crack the HT, DT junction.




    Like I did.


    Still rolling as a commuter though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Try it, and stress crack the HT, DT junction.




    Like I did.


    Still rolling as a commuter though.
    not sure what my Mav 32 fork was...not an 80mm, but not a 90mm, not sure where its AC fell

    hardtails should only run 80mm forks anyway

    as for stress crack? way to blame it on the bike, phat ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    as for stress crack? way to blame it on the bike, phat ass
    You wish you had my girlish figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    You wish you had my girlish figure.
    I just threw up in my mouth a litttle bit......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    I just threw up in my mouth a litttle bit......
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