Quick Answer: Can I put bigger forks on my bike?

In general, bikes will happily accept forks that are up to 20mm larger than their designers intended. Feel free to go beyond that if you must, but be prepared for a bike that the manufacturer didn’t really intend to create. That doesn’t mean it will suck, but it’s just something to be aware of.

Can I put 140mm forks on a 120mm bike?

Going from 120 mm up to 140 mm should be perfectly fine. It will probably give you 1 degree of slack angle to your front end and raise your bb height by possibly 1/2″. Going up to 160 mm on your fork would be really pushing the limit in my humble opinion.

Can you put a 120mm fork on a 100mm bike?

For all around riding, should be fine, but you may notice it’s a bit harder to keep the front wheel down on the steep uphills.

Can I put 140mm forks on a 100mm bike?

1. The frame is not designed to handle a 140mm fork. Putting a longer travel fork designed for a 100mm fork will put unnecessary loading on the headtube, possibly leading to frame failure and voiding any warranty the frame has if the bike was purchased new from a C-dale dealer.

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Are SunTour forks any good?

Suntour forks are not very good. Very heavy and minimal adjustments. The ones on the Motos use a coil in each leg, so they most certainly weigh a ton. They also have no rebound damping which means you will have a hard time dialing in the feel of the fork.

How do you know if a fork will fit your bike?

The main thing you need to look for is the steerer size. Most Mtb headtube is 1.1/8″, a few are 1.5″ or the combo of the two, tapered steerer. So as long as the fork is 1.1/8″ you are good to go.

How do I know my fork size?

The length of the fork is usually measured parallel to the steerer tube from the bottom of the lower bearing race to the center of the front wheel axle. A 1996 survey of 13 700c road forks found a maximum length of 374.7 mm and a minimum of 363.5 mm.

Is 100mm travel enough for trail riding?

100mm hard tail 29er is enough for all that riding.

Can I put a 29er fork on a 26 bike?

It would work, but there would be no benefit to it at all. It would probably just mess up the bikes geometry and add weight. You would only get more travel if the fork you put on has more travel than the one its replacing.

Can you put downhill forks on a hardtail?

you can always do downhill on a hardtail you dont have to pull the speed you normally would on a dh bike. but like another member said on the singletrack you glide away. and about frames breaking you dont really change the head angle that much with a 6 inch fork. a talas would be sick.

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What does 100mm travel mean?

I just wanted to add that mm stands for millimeter (as mentioned by Chain Brain) and the conversion is this: 1 inch equals 25.4 millimeters. This means that a 100mm travel fork will compress roughly 4 inches.

How do you check mountain bike forks?

Push the zip tie down to the wiper seal and then compress the fork all the way. This is your total travel. Then fill the fork to your regular pressure, push the zip tie back down to the wiper, and go ride your favorite trail. When you are done measure the distance from the tie to the wiper.

Should I upgrade my MTB fork?

It’s ok to get one with a longer or even uncut steerer, as it is pretty easy to get it cut down to the right length. Travel: Many people consider a fork upgrade because they want to increase their front travel. This is a very good idea, within reason.

Is it worth upgrading MTB forks?

No question this will give you the most value possible, however, a new fork can change your bike from a mediocre one into a fully capable trail machine. Your rides will certainly benefit the most from a better suspension. The only reason I wouldn’t value this the most is that it can cost a lot of money.

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