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    El Rey rocker?

    So, I'm in the market for a 29er and I'm looking at the El rey actually got a chance to ride one yesterday - very nice. It had the 5" rocker and the BB height was 14" (no sag) on a Reba 100mm fork. So my question is does going from the 4" to 5" rocker change the BB height?

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    I believe the answer is yes, A quick look on their site shows a 13.4 BB height with the 4" rocker.

    Those with an Actual El Rey to measure however, can correct me, and please do if I'm wrong.
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    Yup, wasn't sure if the extra height was due to the 5" rocker. Has anyone done a before after measurement when swapping rockers?

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    El Capitan 5" rocker, WB 135 fork has a BB height of 14.25" with Nevegals

    Same bike with 4" rocker and Reba drops to 13.5"

    The ride changes dramatically in character.

    Very similar to what a Salty does when adjusting rockers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    El Capitan 5" rocker, WB 135 fork has a BB height of 14.25" with Nevegals

    Same bike with 4" rocker and Reba drops to 13.5"

    The ride changes dramatically in character.

    Very similar to what a Salty does when adjusting rockers.
    Enel, thanks for the info...If I do go with the el rey I'm thinking 4" to start with.

    trb2929, very nice setup....

    So I'm thinking the major handling change with going bigger (5" and higher fork) is not as snappier on the tight turns? Also maybe a higher 'floater' feeling?

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    My El Rey is now in 4 inch mode. I had lifting issues on steeper climbs and never could get the fork dialed in at my weight. 270 plus. It was very close but I decided since I mostly ride XC stuff. I'll put the bike in 4 inch mode. I have not looked back once. The whole bike came alive with the Fluid 110 and 4 inch rocker. I just got in from a short rocky ride. Now that I have gotten over a recent crash. I'm dialing in the fork and shock on every ride. Worked perfect today and I can't thank Sherwood enough for making such a great frame.
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