120mm forks on a 2006 Litespeed Pisgah ??- Mtbr.com
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    120mm forks on a 2006 Litespeed Pisgah ??

    I have a 2006 Litespeed Pisgah and I'm running my Float 32 forks at 100mm .

    Do you think I could take out the spacers and run the fork out to 120 or 140mm or would that be asking for trouble?


    http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/2006/mtn/pis_geo.aspx

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    Does anyone want to take a shot at this? Pretty please?

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    Yeah think that would be asking for trouble 120 is probably just within safe. 140 would definately be pushing it. It has a really steep head angle so anything long will slacken that out, and put alot of strain on the headtube.

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    I think out should be okay with the 120mm but not the 140mm.

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    I know that I'm waaaaaay late on commenting, but 100mm is the tops.
    The hed tube will not take the pounding and the welds will fail.

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    I don't know.... I had a Trek 6000, that was spec'ed with a 100mm fork (as max), and I ran a 140mm Fox Van on it for about two years of pretty aggressive riding. (for a XC hardtail, but nothing over 3 foot drops to flat). It held up fine until the chainstays broke.

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    The difference between 100mm and 120mm is only about 3/4 of an inch. It won't matter. Go for it.

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    I know this is an old thread, but why not just ask the manufacturer that designed it? they will be a bit conservative, so maybe go 20 mm over that tops. Likely void any warranty, but an inch is usually fine. More than that, and you'll ruin the handling by raising the bb a bunch, anyway.

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