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    salsa vaya....

    Does anyone have a tool or link to see what fork changes effect steering and ride for a given geo?

    I have a vaya travel that I purpose built for packrafting and it is great. But I am interested in making a fork change to address two things on the bike.

    I am looking for a fork like the enabler, 135 rear hub with a touch more clearance than the stock vaya fork (I am running stan's grail rims with raven 29x2.0 tires currently).

    I am curious what installing an enabler fork (+63 a-c) would do to the handling. Or if there is another fork (or custom) that could meet my requirements without ruining the handling on gravel and light mtb duties.



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    It would ride like a chopper. Extremely slack steering and seat tube. Bottom Bracket would be higher than giraffe genitals. That's nearly the most drastic difference in A2C length you could possibly do.

    You said, "a touch more", what width tires are you looking to run? Larger than 26+? I'd try to find the shortest fork that would take a 26" x 3". That would keep the geometry a lot more in check. A Surly 1x1 413mm A2C can barely fit 26+ on possibly 50mm rims (without cantilever bosses).
    Soma, Surly, Salsa, Schwalbe, SRAM, Sun-Ringlé

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