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    Question about a lower front end?

    How much, if any, would having a .47 inch lower front end affect mountain bike handling?

    I want the Yeti SB-66 frame and want to put a Lefty Max 140 on the front, which would lower it about half an inch. I will only be doing cross country trails and no downhill. But my trails have lots of large rocks, hence the need for long travel.

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    "How much, if any, would having a .47 inch lower front end affect mountain bike handling?"

    It will steepen the HTA about a half a degree ... so not much, maybe the slightest bit quicker handling but probably not even noticeable.
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    sb66 with lefty max nice!!! I'm sure it would be alright. A bit quicker front end but not too bad. Post some pic

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