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    Want beefier forks for my 2017 Yeti ASR 29" - Non BOOST

    Need you experts out there to advise me. I got a used 2017 Yeti ASR recently but the stock 32 100mm forks feel flimsy to me.

    Would like some 34's @ 120mm... I am 210 lbs with gear if that matters.

    I'm willing to invest some cash into this if i can get the right answer.

    IMPORTANT fact is that this is a non-BOOST frame. I had a guy recommend the Fox Stepcast 34's which look awesome, stiff and light, but I'd have to get a spacer/adapter kit for that. I'm not sure if that is a good idea or not.

    If not, I can't seem to find Fox non BOOST Stepcast, I don't think they make those.

    Totally open to other brands and ideas.

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    Wouldn't one of these work?

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Fox-34-Float-Factory-29-2019

    I think the travel on this one can be reduced to 120mm

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-Pike-RCT3-29-Fork

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    Stepcast is boost only. You can pick up a used non-boost Fox 34 or Pike on Pinkbike Buysell; Iíve bought several forks there with no problems

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    I have not heard of issues using boost adapters on a front wheel, essentially 5mm spacers on each side of the fork axle and a spacer under the disc.

    Or get a new boost front hub or wheel?
    What, me worry?

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    Looks like it, as long as it is non-BOOST. My only concern is that it might slack out the front end a good amount. It's hard for me to be able to determine to what degree that could happen. How can you tell?

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    The general rule is that 20mm of additional A-C length is equal to 1 degree.

    And, FWIW, most ASRCs Iíve seen run a 120mm fork. Iím running mine in pro XC racers at 120mm. It improves handling over 100mm, IMO.


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    The only way to get two forks on there is going to be some sort of arrangement like pictured below, but a fork like this is just way too much for your ASR, so I recommend just one fork. There was the SID XL way back in the day, but again, putting two forks on there is just redundant.


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    Are you here all week?

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    Here you go:

    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1761876/

    Great fork, brand new, non-boost.

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    Want beefier forks for my 2017 Yeti ASR 29" - Non BOOST-5805ac29-471b-4cde-8353-2a112a298c42.jpeg

    The beefiest non-boost forks out there, no question.
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    The beefiest non-boost forks out there, no question.
    It's even a pair of forks.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    This one here. Super stiff and you can upgrade to a Charger or Avalanche for more tune ability. If you get the charger damper you'll have a Lyric at a much cheaper price.
    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...RoCYVsQAvD_BwE

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    If you're willing to step off the Fox or Rockshox bandwagon, consider the Diamond forks by DVO. I have run several Fox and RS forks on previous and current bikes, and the DVO forks are impressively better... in terms of tuning, ride quality, and are totally user serviceable. I currently run DVO Diamonds on my trail and enduro bikes. They are truly incredible forks built by some really smart dudes at DVO. If you need setup/tuning help, you can speak directly with the engineers and technicians. Highly recommended!

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