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Im currently on a Flux, but I am going to end up getting the frame warrantied for a clearance issue. Crown of seatstay keeps meeting the seat tube.......Anyway.....

I was thinking of asking Greg if I could trade to a 5 spot. Im just afraid that I may be riding a bit too rough for a Flux. Even if they kinda balk at it, I know I dont be dissapointed to go back to my Flux one bit (I really like the bike), I just figured that there was no harm in asking........

I dont really want to have to buy a new front shock right off the bat, so could I run my F100X on there? I assume it is built for a 130 mm front fork, but would a 100mm do the trick?

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F100X forks probably fetch a goodly amount of $$ so sell it and get a Revelation or Vanilla R or something suited to the Spot.
 

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IMO, that fork would blow on the Spot.

Trade with your LBS. That fork is so pricey, that might go even up for one of Tscheezy's recs.
 

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Hmm...I bought it on Ebay cheap. I guess it wouldnt sting so bad to sell it......

What is LBS?

I kinda taco'd a rim today, and I just might have to spring for a new wheelset set up with disc.......so you see why I am not anxious to plunk down $$ for a new fork......

At min do I need something like 130 mm for a 5 spot?

Ugh....how does a 5 spot pedal compared to a Flux? I cant make up my mind ......but I need to before I go to goose in a 3 weeks...........
 

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Hmm...I bought it on Ebay cheap. I guess it wouldnt sting so bad to sell it......

What is LBS?

I kinda taco'd a rim today, and I just might have to spring for a new wheelset set up with disc.......so you see why I am not anxious to plunk down $$ for a new fork......

At min do I need something like 130 mm for a 5 spot?

Ugh....how does a 5 spot pedal compared to a Flux? I cant make up my mind ......but I need to before I go to goose in a 3 weeks...........
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If you ride stuff like Gooseberry Mesa, go for the Spot. Don't even agonize for another second.

But yeah, you really need a 130 fork for it. With your 100, the steering would be too quick, which you might adjust to, but in places like Goose, you would bang a lot of pedals from the bottom bracket being lower than intended.
 

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Ugh....how does a 5 spot pedal compared to a Flux? I cant make up my mind ......but I need to before I go to goose in a 3 weeks...........
The Spot actually pedals very similary over smooth and moderate terrain. When the terrain gets rougher, though, the Spot starts to pedal smoother than the Flux.
Not surprisingly, the 5 Spot does not have as much snap as the Flux.

Alternating between both bikes, I find the primary difference (outside of travel) to be rider position, not pedaling efficiency. In the cockpit, the Spot is just a tad shorter and a little bit more upright.
 
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