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    DT SWISS Fork + DW Spot

    Has anyone ever put a DT Swiss EXC 150 fork on a dw spot. I am thinking about it as I found a good deal on a new one, just wondering what this will do to the characteristics of the bike. Right now I have a fox 140rcl with a qr and it's just not stiff enough. The 15m thru axle should solve that problem.

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    15mm isn't 20mm though. What's the stanchion size? How does it compare to the fox in that area? How beefy is the crown/steerer to prevent fore-aft flex/movement? It's a longer axle-to-crown if it has more travel most likely. I'd be concerned that it may not be a huge improvement, although if you're in the market for a new shock it might be worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electricsnail
    Has anyone ever put a DT Swiss EXC 150 fork on a dw spot. I am thinking about it as I found a good deal on a new one, just wondering what this will do to the characteristics of the bike. Right now I have a fox 140rcl with a qr and it's just not stiff enough. The 15m thru axle should solve that problem.

    Any advise welcome
    Mike
    If your looking for stiffness.... maybe try a fox 36 float? the dw spot has a gusset, that allows the use of a 6" fork. and, if you feel that its too big, fox will give you a shim for free, ive heard it only takes like ten minutes to put the shim in. it would add a little bit of weight, but i dont think its a crazy amount... a little under a pound. if you dont want the extra weight, i think the dt fork would be fine. i have not personally ridden one, but i hear good things.

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    how about the magura Thor and the double arch?

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    can't get the Magura thor through our distributors, and one of them has the dt fork for 560 and I can get it in the 15mm thru or 20mm thru. So for the money i feel like that is a sweet price and can sell the fox for prob half of it ?? Good logic, maybe, cool looking fork yes

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