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I know that adjusting the travel on an adjustable fork changes the geometry but does it change the way the fork feels. If I ride a 110-130 fork at 110 will it feel stiffer than at 130. Do different forks work differently in this regard because of dampening design? Give me some explanation on this.
 

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own154 said:
I know that adjusting the travel on an adjustable fork changes the geometry but does it change the way the fork feels. If I ride a 110-130 fork at 110 will it feel stiffer than at 130. Do different forks work differently in this regard because of dampening design? Give me some explanation on this.
Rockshox U-Turn and Fox Talas forks firm up the progressive spring rate to be appropriate for the travel when reducing the travel.

The Marzocchi ETA leaves about 1 or 2 inches of softer travel, and is designed for on-the-fly temporary climbing use to steepen the frame angles shifting rider weight more forward and help keep the front tire on the ground.

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If you're talking about Manitous with the Rapid Travel Adjust II system, then yes. All it does is compress the spring and locks it down. Which is almost better than a lockout system for general riding, IMO. You get better climbing geometry, but a firm ride with still some compliance over the bumps. But dont take any hard hits with it engaged, it's not built for that.

I'm not really familiar with the rest. I don't think ETA or ECC on Zokes affect the compression rate. I know TALAS doesn't at all. RS, who knows, never had one...yet I am looking at the Pike with interest.

So, I don't know much with the exception of the Rapid Travel Adjust system. Actually, I don't think RTWD on Manitou's affect the spring rate either.
 
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