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    2019 Rockshox Pike RCT3 29" on a 27.5" frame?

    Hey folks,

    Acquired a 2019 Rockshox Pike RCT3 Debonair 130mm 29" Boost (B2) from a friend. Steerer tube is too short for my frame so i was going to purchase a new upper and change the travel to 150mm.

    Currently riding a 2018 Evil Calling 27.5.

    Was hoping I could make this fork work, so before i get rid of it, is there anyway to make this work on a 27.5" calling? Going to need a new upper due to the short steerer and already had a 150mm air spring kit on hand.

    But I know the 29" will throw the geometry off a bit and I love my current geo. Currently have a 2018 Fox Elite 27.5 w/ 140mm travel on it.

    Thoughts? Worth messing with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w8kbrder View Post
    Hey folks,

    Acquired a 2019 Rockshox Pike RCT3 Debonair 130mm 29" Boost (B2) from a friend. Steerer tube is too short for my frame so i was going to purchase a new upper and change the travel to 150mm.

    Currently riding a 2018 Evil Calling 27.5.

    Was hoping I could make this fork work, so before i get rid of it, is there anyway to make this work on a 27.5" calling? Going to need a new upper due to the short steerer and already had a 150mm air spring kit on hand.

    But I know the 29" will throw the geometry off a bit and I love my current geo. Currently have a 2018 Fox Elite 27.5 w/ 140mm travel on it.

    Thoughts? Worth messing with?
    Might jack it up too much. Typically you drop travel when doing the front 29 mullet mod due to the add in height of wheel itself.
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    Iíve run a mullet on a Knolly Endorphin. Went from a 150mm 27.5 fork to 130mm 29er. Worked a charm.

    If you need to buy new upper, you might as well sell it and put that money towards a 27.5 fork.

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    Were you still planning on using the 27.5 wheel? Not clear in your op.
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    Axle to crown Pike 150mm 27.5 542mm
    Axle to crown Pike 150mm 29 561mm

    If I was you I'd sell & purchase the proper fork. Especially if you have to buy uppers anyway. Sell used, buy used.

    19mm is quite a bit of length to add up front, enough to raise the BB a fair amount and make the bike handle a bit odd.
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    Where'd he go....🤔
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    Long travel 29er forks are worth a lot of money now, and 27.5 sell for peanuts. I think you'd be crazy to spend more money buying uppers for a poor fit on a 27.5.

    Sell the 29er fork, laugh you way to the bank, buy a 27.5 pike and blow all the rest on beer and hookers. Or whatever you're into. You could likely get a brand new 27.5 pike for what you get from selling a used 29er pike.

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