Not really. Any increase in fork travel will slacken the bike and shorten its reach.
Can you have too much travel on a mountain bike?
IMO, too much travel for a given place means your suspension moves more because of you than because of the terrain, or when it takes ALL the bumps out of the trail – or put another way, that it dumbs the trail down to the point you can barely feel the trail, if at all. Case 1 can be engineered out of the bike.
Can I put 150mm forks on a 120mm bike?
If you are one who likes to test things and push boundaries and if the frame was no longer of any value to you using a 120mm fork, you could give the 150mm a go and see what happens. But just be ready for the worst to possibly happen. It is possible, nothing will prevent you from doing so.
Can you reduce travel on a MTB fork?
Typically, an air fork achieves travel decrease/increase with the addition/removal of spacers on the air spring assembly, respectively. This effectively will reduce the air chamber size (travel decrease, spacer added) or increase the air chamber size (travel increase, spacer removed).
How much of my fork travel should I be using?
Set sag between 20-30%. If you only ride smooth trails, you should still use about 3/4 of the travel. Measure this, since the exposed stanchion is longer than fork travel. If you start to ride harder or start to ride rougher trails and bigger drops, you will need to add air.
Is 120 enough to travel?
In addition, you’re not likely to notice much difference between a 120mm, 130mm, and 140mm fork. Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders.
Is 160mm travel too much for trail riding?
160mm of travel is only really needed if you’re hitting big hucks, or you’re smashing really long bouldery fast descents. Do I need 160mm travel? 99% of the time, no.
Is 150 mm travel too much?
150mm is absolute overkill for every trail in the lower peninsula. Get a downcountry bike instead if you want to go the full suspension route. Or a rowdy hardtail.
Is 170mm travel too much?
But Yeah, 170mm will still be fine, you are getting on for DH-esq travel, however if you think you might make use of it, or it will help you man up a shade more then there’s no harm in giving it a whirl.
Can I put 130mm forks on a 120mm bike?
Nope. It will be fine and will take more than 10mm to make an appreciable change. You might notice the handling difference, but it will be slight and won’t negatively affect anything.
Can you put a 130mm fork on a 100mm bike?
at 130mm you’ll probably be fine, I wouldn’t put anything bigger on there. The kona frames are pretty strong, I used to run a 130mm fork on my 100mm jump bike for AM and a lottle more FR riding, I was fine.
Can I put a 120mm fork on a 80mm bike?
120mm would be long for an XC frame that came with an 80mm fork. I doubt the manufacturer would recommend this, however lot’s of people do those kinds of swaps without significant issues. It is pushing the design limits of the frame, and if you’re pushing the limits of what the bike can do, you may run into problems.
Can you shorten a Forks travel?
Yes you can probably reduce the travel by cutting down the air shaft on a RockShox fork (Lyrik/Yari/Pike design). The 29+ Yari for example can be bought new with travel ranging from 100mm to 180mm.
Is 150mm travel enough for Enduro?
What should I look for in the best enduro mountain bikes? An enduro bike is basically a mountain bike with at least 150mm of suspension travel, but more commonly 160-180mm. They’re built for the rigours of racing full-bore downhill whilst being sufficiently efficient on climbs and contouring trails too.
What is travel in MTB fork?
Travel: The amount that a suspension fork or suspension frame can compress. Stroke: The amount that a rear shock can compress, which is distinguishable from how much a frame can compress—the frame’s travel is a function of the leverage ratio on the shock and the shock’s stroke.
Is more travel better MTB?
A longer-travel bike will be better downhill and a shorter travel bike will be more efficient for racing. Ultimately, if you can only have one bike for casual riding, or you’re unsure what type of mountain bike you need for your local trails, this category is the best option.
Is 80mm travel enough?
I rode it for 3 rides and came to the conclusion that 80mm isn’t enough. I have to run too much air in it to allow it to be plush. Upping the travel to 90mm made a noticable difference in plushness. If your frame will accomodate, I’d suggest 100mm.
How much travel should a hardtail have?
It depends totally on your riding style and the intended use. For pretty much XC or dirt jump, go with a 100mm XC or dirt jump fork. For general trail riding a 120 to 130 would work well. For AM to light Free ride a 140 to 160mm fork would be the ticket.
What does 120 mm of travel mean on a bike?
travel is how far down the fork can compress (how much shorter it will get when it is pushed as far as it will go) like spawne said, short travell (usually 120mm or less) is for cross country, medium (130-160mm usually) is for trail, or all mountain riding. anything 160mm or more will be for downhill or freeride.
How much does it cost to go to Whistler?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Whistler is $1,547 for a solo traveler, $2,778 for a couple, and $5,209 for a family of 4. Whistler hotels range from $53 to $164 per night with an average of $104, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $1000 per night for the entire home.
How much difference does 20mm of travel make?
As a rough estimate, each 20mm of travel added will correlate to a one-degree difference in the head tube angle.
Is 140mm travel too much?
140mm of travel is not much in real terms…its just like a slight bend of the legs… I think many people get caught up in exactly how much travel to use. The important thing is that the travel you use suits the bike design and wont spoil the angles or turn it into a “chopper”.
Is 150mm travel enough for bike park?
150 mm travel fork is plenty! You will have fun for sure. If you are the biker for big jumps & drops and bike parks the Swoop is a great bike. But takes fun away when doing trail biking on tamer trails.
How can I increase my fork travel?
Is 100mm travel enough?
yes, it’s plenty. pro-Dh’ers need/use 200mm-ish. mere mortals will be riding stuff that’s half as gnarly*, half as fast*. that’ll be 100mm being plenty for us then.