What is the maximum travel fork I can put on my Giant trance 3?

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  1. Dexter49

    Dexter49 New Member

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    I am looking to upgrade and need to know.
    It has 100mm at the moment.
     
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  2. luism

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    think if you put bigger the geometry change cause u bring the front up. but maybe get away to 120mm. not sure what it do to the handling though
     
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    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    If you increase the length of the fork, you raise the front of the bike. When you raise the front of the bike you decrease the head angle. When you decrease the head angle without increasing fork offset, you increase trail (the distance between the ground's intersects with the tire's point of contact and the steering axis. When you increase trail, straight line stability increases to the point where the bike feels like you're pulling a trailer in a crosswind. The rear wheel swings wide, so you steer into it, which makes it swing wide in the other direction, so you steer into it, . . .
     
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    think if you remove the bump stops in the fork you have make it 120mm. that change it probably a bit not sure results.
     
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