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    2015 Camber with STEEP head tube angle - Longer Travel Fork?

    I've been researching ways to slacken up my 2015 Camber (non-EVO). Currently has a 70 degree head tube angle (per Specialized). Can't go with Cane Creek's Angleset due to Specialized proprietary IS headset.

    An option Cane Creek support threw at me was to look into installing a longer travel fork (~130-140mm).

    Anyone have experience with this? Good idea? Bad idea? I understand BB will raise a bit and I may have a lighter front tire during steep climbs...but will it be a deal breaker? Thanks in advance!

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    Just slacked 3 highend ht xc bikes this week. 2 degree from 70 to 68 using workscomponents and at the same time lenghtened fork by just chainging shaft from 100 to 120 and go with a bit more sag - so i get to aprox 67.5. New bikes. Much better and imo optimal for xc. For next to zero cost.

    20mm in itself is okey imo but max i would go. But it gives aprox 0.75 dgree or so for you. Perhaps at best 1 degree. And sta gets slacker. Thats not good.

    I wouldnt do it in your situation. To expensive if its a new fork for that result unless you have to change it anyway. I feel your pain. Try to enjoy the relatively steep hta with its advantages while you save for a new bike.

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    What is the specs of the headset? Have you tried to write or call other than creeks?

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    I haven't tried other manufacturers of anglesets to verify compatibility with the IS headset style and just assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that no angelsets would work with their proprietary system. Do you know of an angleset that will work?

    Copied from Specialized's bike archive for my exact model:
    1-1/8 and 1-1/2"" threadless, Hella Flush style upper with 1-1/2"" lower, cartridge bearings

    Thanks.

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    I have no personal experience with them, but another option, is offset shock bushings.
    https://www.offsetbushings.com/collections/all

    I did install a WorksComponents angleset a couple years back on my Tallboy. It might be worth a quick email to them to see if they have a compatible option for a Camber.

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    Interesting ideas! Iíll give them a buzz to see what they say. Thanks.


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