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    G2 fox on XXIX?

    My buddys bike has been sitting on my porch for almost 3 years now. Its an 08 GF x caliber with a G2 fox fork i think. Would it make sense to put it on my XXIX? I love my white bros fork but im soooo tempted to try a suspension fork on this frame. So would it make sense geometry wise and will it fit?

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    As long as the axle to crown measurement is similar (or a bit larger when accounting for sag) it should be fine.

    Very interested to know your thoughts on the handling changes.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    The white bros fork is the 445 model. Not sure what the fox fork is. Should be quite a big difference i think. I just eyeballed it and the fox looks about 4 or 4 1/2 in longer. Its a fox 32 model. I think the bike is an 08 x caliber. It probably has less than 200 miles on it.

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    Personally, having a 2007 XXIX with the non-suspension corrected fork @ 445mm, I think you are going to hose up your handling with a fork that long. If you can drop it to 80mm travel it would be better, but still I think it would ruin the intended handling characteristics.

    And yes I know the XXIX+G has a squishy fork on it (same frame), but I found the handling on it very sloppy. Some bikes are just designed to be rigid front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Nice_Guy View Post
    Personally, having a 2007 XXIX with the non-suspension corrected fork @ 445mm, I think you are going to hose up your handling with a fork that long. If you can drop it to 80mm travel it would be better, but still I think it would ruin the intended handling characteristics.

    And yes I know the XXIX+G has a squishy fork on it (same frame), but I found the handling on it very sloppy. Some bikes are just designed to be rigid front.
    Yea, the more i think about it the more i think its a bad idea lol. I might just sell the frame and get something my size and go from there. I love my bike rigid but sometimes i need to ride a suspension fork for a week to remember how awesome my rigid is.

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    I gotta agree with that fork on a 2007 being a bad idea! I know a guy who did it and the thing looked like a chopper... He liked to bomb hills and said he liked it for that - but the thing wandered all over when trying to climb. The later XXIX had an option for suspension-corrected for an 80mm as I recall, but that bike rocks as a rigid - I rode mine everywhere and it felt great. Don't mess it up!
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    For what it's worth, my fiancee has a non G2 80mm fox on her small XXIX. She loves how that bike rides.

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