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    100mm fork Bianchi SASS

    I know it has been asked before but the responses didn't give much detail

    Who has installed a 100mm suspension fork on a Bianchi SASS? Did you feel a significant change in handling (good or bad)? I want to change the stock rigid fork for a 100mm suspension one but I'm willing to go 80mm if the handling gets all messed up. Thanks!

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    I used a 100mm Man. Black on mine for a year and can't say I felt worse off at all, I'd go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ingluis
    I know it has been asked before but the responses didn't give much detail

    Who has installed a 100mm suspension fork on a Bianchi SASS? Did you feel a significant change in handling (good or bad)? I want to change the stock rigid fork for a 100mm suspension one but I'm willing to go 80mm if the handling gets all messed up. Thanks!
    Did you go with the 100mm fork? I just got a SASS and I definitely want a suspenion fork but I don't want to turn it into a tank.

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    I did (Fox F100RL) and like the above poster I don't feel it affected my handling too much. I ran a Talas for a while and varied the travel from 90mm-100mm. The 10mm change was barely noticeable. I'd say go for it. I love this bike now in technical bumpy terrain.

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    I ran an MX Pro on my old SISS and it was f~ing sweet! It helped me build confidence on downhills too. Never felt flopy or slow, at the time I was riding a lot of twisty singletrack too. One word.. Fun!
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    I have an older SISS

    that I bought used with a Fox Float set to 100mm, the geometry on the SISS is the same as the SASS I believe. 100mm made the bike steer too slow on steeper sections and when going over obstacles. The front tire washed out on the steeps with the longer travel fork. When I changed the fork back to 80mm it was a better fit and the bike handled a lot better.

    I'm sure it has a lot to do with the trail topography where you ride at. I live in California and we have our share of steep trails.

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