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Has anyone experienced using a 180mm fork on the EG? How does it affect the geometry? Would you guys recommend it?

I'm trying to decide between getting a freeride bike with more travel or just upgrading to a longer travel fork and coil shock. I'm doing more and more DH runs on this bike and the occasional DH race that is why I'm considering the upgrade. I can only maintain 1 bike so I will use this for XC rides as well.

Also, what spring rate would you guys recommend for someone who weighs 145-150lbs geared. Thanks!
 

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PM LycraMatt

He runs a EG with a totem/ccdb and is probably in your weight range. I know Dominator13 used to run an EG with a totem as a freeride bike and really liked it, probably puts the HA into the 66 range.
 

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Kent, I saw the pic of your HH....what the heck happened?

To the OP; I once called Titus and asked if running a 180mm travel 564mm stack height 66 would be a problem. I was told that it wouldn't be a problem...at least on the burly '08's. I even asked about a dual crown in the 170mm/180mm range and was told that it wasn't meant for it, but would probably be fine. It's important to note that these were just the opinions of one of the techs at Titus, not an official statement by any means, but you get the gyst. I have no idea what effect any of the above has on warranty?
 

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Hmm.....that 66 HA sounds real good. Would you know what the BB height would be? I'm actually still trying to decide if I should just convert my EG into a freeride bike by changing the fork to a 180 and getting a coil rear shock. Or get a Delirium and set it up light enough for AM. :)
 

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I'm no engineer, but I'm pretty certain that the HA's not 66 degrees when you thrown on a 180mm fork. If the HA is 68 degrees with a 160mm then there's no way it could be 66 degrees with only 20 more mm's? Of course certain forks have taller stack heights, etc., but I figured the HA would be more in the low to mid 67 degree range?
 

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A Totem on a 2009 or 2010 Guapo with a King headset is about 66 degrees according to my digital angle finder. Haven't measured it with the Fox yet.
 

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hmmmm, that's great TiMike! I'm happy to be wrong about this as I always wanted the EG to be slacker.
 

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Kent, I saw the pic of your HH....what the heck happened?
The Fears, Tears, and Bears mud killed it. Hasn't worked right since. The good news is that I've had to ride the knolly on everything..... with it stuck in the 32 ring up front, which has made me crazy strong... and my knees hurt:skep:

I was thinking the old EG was 67 degrees. But if it is 68 then, 67 with the 180 fork is probably more realistic. As long as we're guessing, why not split the difference and call it 66.5.:thumbsup:

PS: I need to come down and do Brianhead sometime this summer/fall. Keep me in the loop if you guys head up that way.
 

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Doin' BH in the Fall!

KRob said:
...PS: I need to come down and do Brianhead sometime this summer/fall...
Hey Krob - The AZ Titus Coalition are headed to BH the week of Sept. 22-26! Massive shuttle rides are planned and also a little Thunder Mountain action as well.

RHRF!
 

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Come to think if it, with a 160 fork the HA at 68, so its probably going to be at 67 with a 180 fork. Or maybe its a 66.8?! :D
 
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