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    20mm Short travel HD fork?

    Hi,

    Just personal preference, but I just dont seem overly comfortable on a longer travel fork in the 140mm+ range (single or double crown). I have ridden and raced recreational DH for several seasons - and while I can see the argument for a long travel fork for DH, I have been just as fast on my HT with a cranked down Pike as with any of my several DH bikes/forks over the last several years (thats 888, Boxxer and a WB DH1.8). I know DH forks are great - but I just like to ride it all, and really dont want to ride such a specific bike/fork as a dh package....

    So I know huge drops require the extra travel - but I am older now (not necessarily smarter!!) and I know I can have just as much fun without jumping off every crazy thing I see....

    The question is what makes DJ or 4X forks specific to that genre? Looking at the Marz 09 4X WC for example - it seems decent, 20mm axle and 100mm travel. Must be strong to take abuse of DJ, so what would stop me from running that on my hardtail do all bike. I love the hour trail nail before work a few times a week - and the 6 or so times we weekend at various DH resorts on the eastern side of the continent....

    I want a 100 - 130 mm fork w/20mm axle. And strong to withstand not crazy drops by any means - but be ridden all over. Definitely transition landings when I do drop/jump.



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    Basically, a 4X WC is not really a do it all fork, you can do it, but things like DH and FR arnt gonna do it much good, a pike or a lyrik is a much better all rounder, even better if its the U-turn version

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    Why not just run a PIKE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmbrjck
    I want a 100 - 130 mm fork w/20mm axle. And strong to withstand not crazy drops by any means - but be ridden all over. Definitely transition landings when I do drop/jump.
    I have been just as fast on my HT with a cranked down Pike
    Sounds to me like you already own the fork you are looking for.

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