Worthwhile switching RockShox Sid from 80 to 100 mm travel?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Patrick, Feb 27, 2003.

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  1. Patrick

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    I never bottom out at 80 mm, so maybe that answers my question right there. But are the other
    benefits, or other reasons I might be missing?
     
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  2. "Patrick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I never bottom out at 80 mm, so maybe that answers my question right there. But are the other
    > benefits, or other reasons I might be missing?

    If you *never* bottom out your forks you're running them too stiff.

    As for increasing travel they be even more flexy which may be a downside - upside is increased
    travel if they're set up right.

    Russ
     
  3. Patrick wrote:

    > I never bottom out at 80 mm, so maybe that answers my question right there. But are the other
    > benefits, or other reasons I might be missing?

    I big downside is that if your frame was designed to accept a 100mm fork, it may not climb or handle
    as well. The extra 20mm of travel will lift the front end of the bike 20mm (not quite an inch). This
    effects the feel of your bike.

    The amount of travel that you need has little to do with if you're bottoming out or not. If you're
    using 80% of your forks travel, you can either have 80% of 80mm or 80% of 100mm. Your choice.
     
  4. Eric Lafferty wrote:
    > Patrick wrote:
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    >
    >>I never bottom out at 80 mm, so maybe that answers my question right there. But are the other
    >>benefits, or other reasons I might be missing?
    >
    >
    > I big downside is that if your frame was designed to accept a 100mm fork, it may not climb or
    > handle as well. The extra 20mm of travel will lift the front end of the bike 20mm (not quite an
    > inch). This effects the feel of your bike.
    >
    > The amount of travel that you need has little to do with if you're bottoming out or not. If you're
    > using 80% of your forks travel, you can either have 80% of 80mm or 80% of 100mm. Your choice.
    >
    >

    Or you can adjust it properly and get 100% either way (only seldomly bottoming out, but definitely
    getting there, the way forks are designed to work)

    Jon Bond
     
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