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    110 mm fork on ASR 5 C?

    Any one have any experience running a 110 mm fork on ASR 5 C? I was looking at getting a fox Talas fork which has 110-140 adjustment.

    I know this will lower the BB but by how much?

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    I have a Talas 140 on my ASR5, and I don't use the 110 setting at all. I did at first, but it really puts a lot of weight on the front wheel and throws the balance forward. Once I went to 140 the bike just took off like a rabbit, felt so much better. Most of my trails are more technical XC oriented, so I really wanted to use the 110 setting and thought it would be great, but it turns out the 140 is much better, the bike just feels right with it. I already had the fork, but if I was buying one I'd just go with a float 140. The bike really does work well for XC even with all that travel. Being fairly stiff on the rear end the bottom bracket height was not a big deal, more an issue with weight distribution.

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    Thanks for the responses they were of help.

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    I too have Talas 140-110 on my ASR-5 but unlike smithcreek I use it almost every ride. Not for general trail riding granted but whenever there is a steep granny gear climb then the height drop makes the front end significantly less prone to wandering or lofting and allows you to transfer weight back slightly for extra traction at the back wheel. For me it makes the difference between clearing some climbs and not. I have a remote fitted to the CTD adjust on the fork and would rather that this was fitted to the travel adjust as I where I ride I find that I adjust the travel more often than fiddling with the CTD adjust (but Fox doesn't offer that option as far as I know). Also I think the 30mm drop from 140-110 makes more sense than previous versions of the Talas which were 140-120-100. My only gripe is that you can't get the 140-110 Talas in the 34mm fork. Notwithstanding all of the above if your general riding doesn't include steep granny gear climbs then I agree with smithcreek and wouldn't bother as in the bike is not balanced in the 110 setting for normal riding.

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