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_I have an 04 Stumpjumper anniversary disc with an fox triad 100mm rear shock. I am looking to upgrade from my 02 Fox 80rl fork I built it up with. I am considering Fox float 130RLC/ vanilla 130RLC .anyone have any experience with these forks on a SJ ? Will 130mm of travel work with this frame....
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for whatever it's worth, specialized speced those bikes with 100mm fox floats. for the '06 models (they have 120mm travel from the previous 100) they use fox talas forx (90-130mm i think).

i'd think 130mm would be a bit much for your bike (would chopper the steering out); a f100rlt or reba would make a good match. maybe get a good deal on a '05 marzocchi marathon.
 

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JUSTINAZ said:
_I have an 04 Stumpjumper anniversary disc with an fox triad 100mm rear shock. I am looking to upgrade from my 02 Fox 80rl fork I built it up with. I am considering Fox float 130RLC/ vanilla 130RLC .anyone have any experience with these forks on a SJ ? Will 130mm of travel work with this frame....
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I would think the 80 was throwing off you ride, making your handleing poor and it put your BB even Lower. I like the adjustable Fox Talas. 90 to 130. Then you could think about getting the Betd link for the rear and be able to switch between 100mm and 130mm travel.
 

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I have a 2004 Stumpjumper Pro, with a Fox Float RLC (100mm). It is amazing and would suggest it to anyone who loves to ride XC. I'm not sure if the bike geometry would allow a 130mm fork. If i were you i would get a Fox talas, that way you can change your travel level.

What's this i hear about changing your stumpjumper from 100mm to 130mm? How do i do this??!!!
 

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Stumpy Fork

I had a 120mm Manitou on my 2004 Stumpy and hated it. I really noticed it on steep climbs. It wandered all over the place. Nicer on the downhills though. I recently bought a 100mm fork and changed it over.
 

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Thanks for the all the useful information...I think I am going to go for a Fox TALAS and try it at 100mm and 120mm... and that BETD linkage looks intriguing..... thanks again
 

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If I'm not mistaken the Vanilla 130 is internally convertible to 100mm from 130mm. Not sure about the float. Hope that helps, if I'm wrong someone please correct me.
 

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175 bucks for that BETD linkage... Is it worth it?? You don't have to change your shock do you? I have a 100mm fork, would that work well with 120 in the rear.
 

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175 bucks for that BETD linkage... Is it worth it?? You don't have to change your shock do you? I have a 100mm fork, would that work well with 120 in the rear.
to keep your current geomerty, the front and rear would have to be the same.
 

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Talas 85-120mm

This is the best set up, you get the 85mm that your used to best during climbs, you can set at 100 mm for all around trailing and if you decide to bomb down the hill, the 120 mm setting gives you that bottomless feeling.

The best of all worlds.
 

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I think for the 04 Stumpy the Reba would be a better choice. If you get the U-Turn version you can change the travel from 85 to 115 mm I think. That's not way off the standard fork travel Specialized uses for that frame. It also has 32mm stanchions if that's a concern, and looks pretty cool.

Maybe the Talas for the Stumpy 120 would be a better alternative.
 

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My stumpy 120 came with the Talas fork and I hardly ever ride with the fork at 130mm unless I am bombing DH. For the most part I find that at 130mm the FSR doesn't climb well and turns like an old lady in a Caddy. I mostly run the fork at 115mm or 112mm (depending if I want to go 5 or 6 clicks) and it handles superbly. I really think that the 130mm is overkill for the bike except for like I said on Fast DH at which time it's a dream. But for the fast technical singletrack that I normally ride 115mm is perfect. With a 100mm rear I wouldn't go over 110mm.


But after reading my post I guess that is why the talas is perfect for the bike. The fork that you want for the proper application.
 
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