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    170 mm fork on an Ibis Tranny 26b. How bad of an idea?

    Reposting from Ibis since I didn't get a lot of feedback there.

    Thought it was just 140mm x fusion velvet that can do 650b 1 1/8 straight steerer, but 170 mm vengeance hlr coil also works. Currently running singlespeed 140mm 26b with aggressive wheels/brakes/tires and dropper post.

    Slacker head angle and stiffer stanchions sounds nice, but will climbing or handling be awful? I'm only 150 lbs and not taking huge jumps like Lopes so is it like a 1% chance frame breaks at some point or only a matter of time sort of deal? (I know it's 120 max officially)

    I also like the appeal of having a bike that can handle rowdy terrain, but is really light for when you're carrying a bike up a mountain (160mm aluminum canfield balance is annoying to hike up).

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    Ibis won't officially recommend anything more than 120mm travel for that frame. Reference this thread:
    https://forums.mtbr.com/ibis/max-for...ny-697597.html

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    hahahahaha

    don't do this.


    IMO 120mm fork is overkill on a tranny. They're super short wheelbase bikes. They're just not intended for that sort of riding.
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    Crazy thinking....🤪
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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