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    Just three questions...

    Since my Blur does not want to come (better: my LBS is fooling me from three months ...), I'm considering to switch to a 5.5.

    In my box, there is a complete build kit for the expected blur, so here are the questions:

    - Which seatpost diameter does to 5.5 use ?
    - Is a Fox 100 RLC a good choice for a 5.5 ?
    - SVP or Fox ProPedal (confort has for me higher priority) ?

    Thank you!

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    31.6 mm seatpost
    fine fork choice, although I would probably take it up a notch with a little more travel
    Both shocks are fine. I have the SPV on my Spider, but have heard good things regarding the Fox

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    thank you!

    For the moment, I will keep waiting the blur (max 1 week ), and then probably switch to something else.

    Do you maybe need a 30.9 Thomson ?

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    I would not recommend a 100mm fork. That will put your head angle at over 71degrees making the bike handle like a XC racer rather than a trailbike. It will just feel weird. I wouldn't consider anything under 5" for the 5.5.

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    Coming from someone who owns a 5.5, you need a 31.6 seatpost, and I would definately suggest going with a fork between 120-130mm travel. Anything less will steepen the HT angle too much and will make the bike too quick and jittery. 4" in the fron with 5.5" in the back will make the bike feel unbalanced. I'd sell your Float and get either a TALAS or a Minute.

    As for rear shock choice, go with the Swinger 4-way. This shock allows for a vast range of adjustments and you can set the bike up for a firm pedaling platform, but still have a super-plush ride.

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    I've never bought into the "doesn't balance" crap. My hardtail has way more travel up front (100mm on one bike and 130mm on the other). And Intense designed the UZZI SLX to have up to 7" of travel in the rear and to be used with a 5" fork. Would Intense design an unbalanced frame? See what I mean?

    To answer the question, I still wouldn't go with the 100mm fork. Like mentioned, the head angle would be 1 degree steeper and the bottom bracket would be lowered. It would work, but better off on a Spider.

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    Blaster1200,

    Those two hardtails of yours wouldn't happen to be a Surly 1x1 and an Azonic, would they?

    Welcome LFB!

    Eric
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