My buddy put a 140mm Fox on his ID4. He loves it, even though he never comes anywhere close using all the travel. He broke a weld where the top tube joins the head tube, which was probably the fork's fault- too much leverage. I warned him about that but does he listen to me? Noooo. GT warranted the frame even though if they had refused I wouldn't have blamed them. Even though the long fork raises the front of bike way up high, he uses a riser bar. Even though he never gets his wheels more than 2 inches off the ground, he uses heavy duty FR wheels that weigh a ton. Even though he spent $600 for the fork, he dropped a total for $120 for the wheels (the clearance rack at Performance.) What does he use this frankenbike for? XC RACING! And the guy actually wins his division!
just want to bump this thread- i have the 2007 I4, would it accept a longer shock also, thus, along with an longer fork, essentially convert the bike into an I5??? are the I4 and I5 frames different???
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