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    Any thoughts on SB95 mated to new Rockshox Pike 150mm fork?

    Any current SB95 owners have any input on running a bigger fork on the SB95? The new Pike comes in 150mm

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    I've been speaking to my local Yeti dealer about something similar although I'd keep it in 140mm an possibly match it to a Monarch Plus Shock...
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    The question to me would be the axle-2-crown in comparison to the stock Fox forks.

    I run my Fox at 140mm and love the bike that way, it loses a teensy bit of XC-ness for the tight and twisties, and I'm sure a BUNCH of people would be happy with the big-hit/etc at 120mm, but for me the 140mm is better overall.

    Another 10mm of height though and I'd have to switch to a flat handlebar, at least. If the axle-2-crown added more then it would definitely change the cockpit of the bike in a way I'd not want. The decreased HTA may be exactly what someone wants (I think at 140mm it's rated at 67.5, so it'd be along a flat 67 with the 150mm Pike maybe) but for general trail riding I think I may find that overkill.

    Pulling that angle back "in" with an Angleset or equivalent, now, that's an interesting thought ... but again that'd raise the head of the bike some more for sure.

    I would also wonder if at that point I'd want a very different rear shock (CCDBA?) to mate with it, I don't personally have any gripes with my RP23 but adding the Pike may change that. It's too bad there's not enough "room" to add a bit more travel on the back, it may feel unbalanced 150 front 130 rear, hard to say.

    Do feel free to ship one out for me to test fit, I'll get it back to you by September, though.

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    I believe the 2012 and newer Fox Float and Talas 140mm forks can be changed to 150mm.

    I rode a SB95 for the first time last Saturday and came away impressed. It had the 120mm Float and felt good. I'm thinking the 140 would have been awesome. If I owned a SB95 I would really want a 150mm Talas.

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    The pike sounds like a great forx but wish they started at 140mm. Trends are getting longerbin the 29 world with the spec enduro 29 coming

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    It does come in 140 for 29er. Their 160 (or is it 150) 29 comes with their dual position air (30mm travel adjust) feature.
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    Me want

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    Just put the 150 pike on my SB95. Read a couple places that the 34 at 140 and the Pike 150 are the same axle to crown but didnt find that to be true. The A/C on the pike is 15mm longer. In theory thats going to slack the bike out .75 degrees and make it roughly 66.75. After a couple rides in tight twisty trails I can honestly say I dont notice any negative effects. The extra 10mm of travel and slackness will definitely benefit when things get steep and nasty. Also switched to the CCDBA at the same time and its like a whole new bike. Eats up big hits like nothing

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    +1 on 150 Pike. I climb some really steep pitches and I have no problems.
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