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    18 Jet 9 RDO - 44mm or 51mm offset?

    Building up a Jet 9 RDO frame. Question on crown offset.

    Finding 44mm offset forks in 130mm is almost impossible. Interesting that Fox supplies 44mm forks to Niner but Fox does not mass produce them for purchase.

    But there's plenty of 51mm offset forks by Fox.

    Can I use a 51mm offset for a Jet 9 RDO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttaCee View Post
    Building up a Jet 9 RDO frame. Question on crown offset.

    Finding 44mm offset forks in 130mm is almost impossible. Interesting that Fox supplies 44mm forks to Niner but Fox does not mass produce them for purchase.

    But there's plenty of 51mm offset forks by Fox.

    Can I use a 51mm offset for a Jet 9 RDO?
    See that Niner is putting 44mm offsets on the 2018 bikes and 2017 (same frame/geo) had 51mm.

    I would think that 44mm offset would not work so well with shorter reach and steeper HA, 44mm offsets are mainly being used on "new geometry" (long reach and slacker head angles). I would stick with 51mm, 44mm will probably make the front wheel feel like it is tucked in under frame more and make going down steep stuff sketchy.

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