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    Roco TST Air on Bottlerocket?

    Is anyone running a Roco TST Air on a their Bottlerocket or any other FR/DH frame? I am about 190lbs with gear. I will be using it mostly as a trail bike with some shuttle runs. I probably won't hit anything over 7 feet and will be making resort trips about 2-3 times a year including Whistler. Any feedback would be great. Thanks

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    That sounds like a sweet setup.

    TST air and maybe a 66ata....niiiiiiice

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    another question does anone know what the minimum fork travel u can have on a bottlerocket without messing up the geometry? Thanks
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    i have seen one with a pike on it and it looked kinda weird. the lowest i would go personally is 150mm
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    140mm, i've heard rolls real nice.. super nimble.

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    its like 140 or so on the geo page i think, and on the first BR photo thread page its real shoirt

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    cuz my friend is looking to buy this frame and he wants to put his 130mm forkon so do u think it will mess up the geo?
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    It will definately mess up the geo, unless he wants to make it an XC bike.

    That bike was designed for a 66 or totem.

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    The BR is actually designed for a FOX 36 its a perfect frok for the BR.. As for minium travel 150-160mm, I had a Pike on my Preston and it was nice I needed a little more travel but I am also 240lb but that fork rocked, wish I never sold it.. On the BR I would rock a Fox 36 hands down and i am a huge Zoke fan but I have ridden one with a 36 and it felt awesome but I didnt do much DH with it.. If your planning to do alot of shuttles with it you can also go with the 66 ATA I went to that on my Preston cause I was riding Diablo with it and it worked out pretty good a bit to much travel for the Preston but that why Iloved the adjustablity of it.. I put a new Zoke 55 on my Preston but I have not ridden it yet it may be another option for the BR..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    It will definately mess up the geo, unless he wants to make it an XC bike.

    That bike was designed for a 66 or totem.
    No, like El Gordo said, it was designed around a 36/ Lyric/ Wotan/ 55. Transition just says that they were going for the 36, but they've all got the same amount of travel and the same a-c height.



    I think a 130mm fork is almost certainly too short, unless you're using it mostly as a DJ bike, but then you'd be better off with a Double. I've got a 36 Van. RC2 on mine and it feels really good for a lot of different uses. It's totally DH-able, but is still plenty nimble to trail ride and jump. If your friend's on a budget, push him towards a Domain. Or, if he needs to, I guess it'd be OK to put the 130 on and save up for somthing bigger.

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