raising forks



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  • c2

Posted October 30, 2000 - 05:13 AM

#1

I'm a hair under 5'10" and considering raising my forks about 8mm. Has anyone else my heighth performed this and did it help? I'm an east coast, rocky, tight trail rider. I understand how the geometry will change, but am wondering is it worth it? Thanks.

Chris

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  • jj

Posted October 30, 2000 - 07:15 AM

#2

Hey c2,

I'm 5'11 and am very pleased with my forks raised 6mm. I ride similar types of terrian and have found that 6mm is just about ideal. I found that I did loose a bit of high speed stability, above 4th gear. If you have a stabilizer everything seems to even out perfectly though.

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  • c2

Posted October 30, 2000 - 03:43 PM

#3

Thanx for the response. I raised mine tonight and I'm happy I did. Did you mess with you handlebars after you moved the forks?

Chris

Originally posted by JJ:
Hey c2,

I'm 5'11 and am very pleased with my forks raised 6mm. I ride similar types of terrian and have found that 6mm is just about ideal. I found that I did loose a bit of high speed stability, above 4th gear. If you have a stabilizer everything seems to even out perfectly though.






 
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