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    150mm fork on an X-5

    Thinking about throwing the X-Fusion Vengeance fork lowered to 150mm on my X-5. The axle to crown would be 545mm. Would this be to long for the X-5?

    I tried to get a hold of Ventana today, but couldn't get through. Will try again.
    Last edited by OldHouseMan; 10-22-2012 at 10:31 PM.
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    Thanks Stripes.

    I talked to Sherwood today and he confirms that the fork would be ok, but I would most likely not like the ride.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    I ran a 150mm RS revelation on my old x5 for around a year, not sure of the ac height. Only complaint was the higher bottom bracket feelling alittle awkward in tight corners. You can always try it and see how you feel about it, and if you don't like it. Trade in the x5 for a ciclon and you'll already have the fork. Thats actually what I ended up doing.

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    In the long term, I'm interested in the Zeus and was trying to future proof the fork purchase. The X-Fusion is 650b compatible.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    In the long term, I'm interested in the Zeus and was trying to future proof the fork purchase. The X-Fusion is 650b compatible.
    I'm not 100% positive but, I thought you could adjust the travel on the X-F forks by adding spacers. Throw a Fox or RS 10mm spacer and you'll have a 140 fork for the X-5 now and just remove spacer for when you DO () get the Zeus.

    I know my older design Velvet R, I lowered the travel to 105mm doing this method.
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