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    xc with a slack head angle?

    Hello everyone,
    So I have been getting more and more into mountain bike riding, and I am looking to upgrade my frame from a hardtail to a FS. But my problem is that I want the suspension to be around 4" so I can just use my fork from my bike now but I also want the head angle to be a little slack like around 69 or 68. Do any of you know which bikes fall into this category?
    I am just looking to buy a second hand frame and have been looking at:
    Yeti ASR SL- Seems right in both categories.
    Santa Cruz Blur- Right in travel but a little too steep.

    Any info could help.
    Thanks

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    Banshee Spitfire?
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    My Giant Trance X is 69.5
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    Aren't the Banshee Spitfire and Giant Trance X both 5" rear suspension travel?
    I need 4" to match the front shock. How would it change the bike to put a 4" fork on a 5" rear travel frame?

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    Just because the rear travel on the bike is greater than 4" that you are looking for, doesn't mean that the bike isn't designed around a 100mm travel fork.

    That is what you need to be looking at. A bike with a 69-68 degree headtube angle with the 100mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    Just because the rear travel on the bike is greater than 4" that you are looking for, doesn't mean that the bike isn't designed around a 100mm travel fork.

    That is what you need to be looking at. A bike with a 69-68 degree headtube angle with the 100mm fork.
    Oh okay I thought the rear and front travel had to match, but that makes sense. Thanks

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    Check out 4x bikes, like the Intense Tazer. They typically have 4" travel and are designed around 4" forks with slacker-than-xc angles. Trouble is they're usually a little overbuilt and may have limited sizes.

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    Morewood Zula

    Hi,

    I was also on the hunt for a 100mm full susser that had a slacker head angle and I went for the Morewood Zula. You won't find one secondhand (unless you get one off a South African forum) and there's a backlog on orders because of the demand for them but I promise it's worth the wait.

    I've posted a review for it on this site.

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    Bumping this. I'm looking for something like this too. I have a new Fox F100 that I got a great deal on and would like some ideas on a full suspension frame that is a bit slacker (and perhaps a bit more rugged) than the typical xc bike.
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    cannondale rz 120

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    sell the fork and buy the right frame for how you ride. the fork might be convertable to a longer travel if it is a rock shox?

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    Cannondale Rush (Carbon or Aluminum) have a 69 degree head tube angle. They typically came with a 110 mm travel lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASI CA
    Cannondale Rush (Carbon or Aluminum) have a 69 degree head tube angle. They typically came with a 110 mm travel lefty.
    +1.

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    The now discontinued Banshee Pyre Mk2 can run a 100mm fork and will have a 69-degree HTA. I might try to pick up a used one if one pops up somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthelab
    Hi,

    I was also on the hunt for a 100mm full susser that had a slacker head angle and I went for the Morewood Zula. You won't find one secondhand (unless you get one off a South African forum) and there's a backlog on orders because of the demand for them but I promise it's worth the wait.

    I've posted a review for it on this site.
    Actually, Fanatik has them on sale right now. People could still pick one up this week...no wait. https://fanatikbike.com/product/10-m...-zula-7447.htm

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    Second the Cannondale Rush.

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    Yeti ASR5 C has 5 inches of rear travel but designed around a 120mm fork. They are now ok'ing the use of a 140mm fork on the carbon version. 68 degree HA, probably closer to 67.5 with a 140mm fork. Seems like a XC+ bike if that makes sense.

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    does anyone know if the Zula has a different shock tune this year as well?

    Woudl luva comparision between the Zula and asr5

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