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    Pike + Sultan Question

    Getting ready to throw a 140mm pike on my Sultan. Do I want the 51mm offset, or the standard offset version? Opinions?
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    Here's a good read To the Point - Wheel Diameter VS Fork Offset - Pinkbike

    And here's a quote from DT, Czar, but still good info.
    I use the standard offset SID a lot, have one on right now. The biggest difference I feel is in the linked turns, if you have a quick combo the second turn initiation is tougher due to the larger trail # on the 46mm off set. This is mostly a problem in tight trees where there is absolute limits to turn radii. The flip side is the bike is more stable at speed and handles chunk even better. That said, once you get used to it, it really is no big deal we just adapt to what we got when we start riding. The standard Fox has even less offset and that becomes more of a pita in tighter turns, I know you were not inquiring about Fox, but I had to throw that out. If you are looking at a 120mm fork.... 51mm all the way as the longer travel/slacker HA automatically increases trail, so starting with the 51mm makes sure you don't end up way too heavy in the front end.


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    Perfect! This helps a ton. 51 offset it is! Thanks!
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    i would say to take care with your decision and if at all possible try both forks out as the pike is expensive. i want to point out that the bike that DT was refering to was the Czar and not the Sultan. with the sultan that already has long chain stays, putting a 140 fork with G2 fork (51mm offset) will extend the wheelbase and make it feel even more like a big truck. i have one of the earliest sultan's from 2007 with same long chain stays and when i changed the 100mm Reba that came with the bike to a 100mm G2 fork the bike handled much worse, felt much longer and it was more difficult to get weight over both wheels. i changed to a 120mm 'standard' trail fork and my bike handles much better - go figure!!

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    I wouldn't worry too much about the slight increase in wheelbase.
    The 29'er wheels once slacken with the increase in travel magnifies that heavy steering and the 51 offset kind of put it back to a more neutral steering.
    Just my 0.02 cents.
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    I've been running the 51mm offset 140 on my Sultan for over a year now and it feels great!
    Go for the 51!
    "looking California, feeling Minnesota"

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