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    Pike 140mm vs Pike 150mm. Bike set up opinions.

    Hi All,

    I have recently purchased a Spider 29 Comp. I have it set up with 130mm rear and a Pike 150mm front. I orded a 140mm but a 150mm turned up.

    Is there much difference between them other than the obvious 10mm?

    Is it a simple matter of setting more sag to have a the same A2C of a 140mm?

    Would a 140mm make much difference in bike handling????thanks in advance.

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    Use sag to tune how soft the fork is, if you bottom out, and pedaling efficiency. Don't set the sag for a desired ride height / fork length. The air spring rate difference of +/- 10mm is much more significant than either the bike's steering geometry or your weight distribution on the bike.

    Ride it at 150mm. Set the sag and tune the dampening.

    Later, if you want it to steer just a bit quicker, or climb a bit better, you can lower the fork to 140.

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