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    Whose using a bigger fork on thier 11' 575

    Whatsup, recently been thinking about upgrading my fork.

    is anyone running a 36 or generally something bigger than the stock fox 32? what are my options?
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    You have a Float 150 right now correct? I would not see why running a 36 Float 160, wouldn't work. Between setting the correct sag and the extra "10mm" of travel, I do not think the frame geometry would be too adversely affected.

    Just my two and a half cents.

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    yes i have the stock fork. basically im looking to beef the bike up a bit.

    is anyone else running anything bigger with some ride time? is it a big difference in the ride? any pro or cons?
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    I've been riding 35mm stanchion forks with 160mm of travel on my 575's since '07 or so. Works fine. Not sure exactly what you want to know. If it's a question of stiffness then yes, 36/35mm forks are stiffer than 32mm forks. Less deflection when riding in the hack and chunk.

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    Dude this thing has been beat to death on the yeti forums. I researched it on here, and there's tons of info. I went from the Float 32 150 to a Talas 36 160, and it does change the ride characteristics. There is an extra 10mm of travel, and the 36 has an extra 1" in the axle to crown dimension as well. I went for it, and I love it, when I ride with the fork in 120mm, it rides very similar to when I had the 150 on it, just stiffer with a slightly steeper HTA. When I let it out to 160 for downhills, the thing rips. I say go for it, but I also recommend going with a travel adjust fork to be able to keep the nose down on steep climbs. That's my experience.

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