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hoganx44@aim.com

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10/4/2013 10:12 AM

whats up i ride a khs all mountain and i ride mountain trails and some freeride but i have 130mm forks and i feel like if i go a little harder they wont be enough. should i saty with the 130mm or move up or maybe just get a different bike?

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10/4/2013 12:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2013 12:19 PM

Hey bud. Bikes are spec'd with forks of a specific travel for a reason. That said, you could likely put a 140mm fork on there without impacting the geometry too much. Anything longer than 140/150mm and the bottom bracket may get so high that it impacts the handling of your bike.

130mm of travel is definitely on the "trail" end of the spectrum. Most "all-mountain" guys are in the 140-160mm range.

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hoganx44@aim.com

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10/7/2013 2:13 PM

thanx for the info man