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    100mm 29er Forks?

    How many companies are making 100mm forks for 29ers and are you guys running them? Just wondering, I am thinking about trying a 29er out and I am looking into my options. Sorry if I missed this on the FAQ's.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBoy
    How many companies are making 100mm forks for 29ers and are you guys running them? Just wondering, I am thinking about trying a 29er out and I am looking into my options. Sorry if I missed this on the FAQ's.
    As a Fox advocate I can't believe I am saying this is but the Rock Shox Reba feels nice and less $$$ than the WB. It will be 2010 before Fox will build a 29'er fork. They were 5 years behind the curve on 20mm forks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBoy
    How many companies are making 100mm forks for 29ers and are you guys running them? Just wondering, I am thinking about trying a 29er out and I am looking into my options. Sorry if I missed this on the FAQ's.
    RS ReBA or White Brothers for excellent 29er forks with 100mm. Fox not a necessary option, as we have that level or above quality already available. Certainly fox is missing out, but sometimes stupidity and short-sight should be punished with "logical consequences."

    That being said, you can get your WB 100mm 29er fork in quick release or thru-axle configurations.
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    Are there any production 29er hardtail single speed frames designed around a 100mm fork?




    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    RS ReBA or White Brothers for excellent 29er forks with 100mm. Fox not a necessary option, as we have that level or above quality already available. Certainly fox is missing out, but sometimes stupidity and short-sight should be punished with "logical consequences."

    That being said, you can get your WB 100mm 29er fork in quick release or thru-axle configurations.

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    nope. just custom.
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    Martini

    Is your 29er designed around 100mm? If so how much different are your angles? Just trying to decide whether to go custom or deal with altering the geometry of a stock frame with the 100mm fork.




    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    nope. just custom.

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    "designed around", none. But "loads of fun", why not?
    A 100mm fork throws off the angles about 1 on a frame designed for 80. Especially if you like your sag, not a real biggie. If the bike is designed to be quick-handling with 80mm, it will be moderate with 100mm.
    Seat angles change along, but that's what seat rails are for. Also, a setback seatpost over a straight one makes already more difference than 20mm in the fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    nope. just custom.
    hmmmmm. Food for thought.

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    What a great idea!

    Must be why Brad @ Wily is building me one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBoy
    Are there any production 29er hardtail single speed frames designed around a 100mm fork?
    The RIG is the only production 29er SS hardtail (as a complete bike), although there are several production SS 29er frames out there.

    The biggest quesion I don't think should be if there's a 80mm frame to get, but why you really think you need a 100mm fork on a SS 29er frame. And if you NEED one that bad, just get a RIG, buy a WB (or 100mm REBA), sell the REBA, and proceed with high satisfaction level. I think you'll find that you don't NEED 100mm on a 29er SS. I found the 70mm on the CX-1 to be amble, many find the 0mm on rigids to be ample. 80mm with the plushness of the modern day WB's and REBA's is/should be as much as anyone could possibly desire (in a SS configuration, I'll not say the same is Neccessarily true for a Leviathan for instance).
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    RIG - works easily in 100mm mode

    The rig comes set up for 85mm travel, however it is a 10minute job (if you have an idea what you're doing) to turn any reba into a 100mm fork. I think the Fishers handle quite well when slackened out just a bit. Just my 2c.

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    No need for 100mm

    In my 26er days I let the LBS talk me into a 105mm fork on a HT that was designed for 80mm or less. What a mistake! it handled like a tractor. Sure was lots of fun when you pointed downhill and it was straight and rocky, but when it came to single track, twisty downhills-no fun. Soon after that I got my KM and my 26er days are over. I have been riding rigid for some time now but I am awaiting my White Brothers BW 1.0 80mm fork next week. Take the others word for it stay with 80mm unless you are going to ride a FS bike that has the same travel for the rear. My 2c

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