Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
192 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Well the fork i currently have on my xc bike (2005 Giant Yukon) isn't travelling very well. It's an SR-SUNTOUR with 75mm of travel. Most people recommend 80mm of travel for xc but i would just like know whats the most amount of travel i could have on my Yukon. Would 100mm be the MAX? Or can i go higher? I don't want to put too much pressure on the head tube.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,882 Posts
More than that.

[bEn] said:
Well the fork i currently have on my xc bike (2005 Giant Yukon) isn't travelling very well. It's an SR-SUNTOUR with 75mm of travel. Most people recommend 80mm of travel for xc but i would just like know whats the most amount of travel i could have on my Yukon. Would 100mm be the MAX? Or can i go higher? I don't want to put too much pressure on the head tube.

You will also change the handling. It is designed around a 80mm fork, so 100mm may not be a big deal. No more than that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
upgrading the suntour

I have the 05 yukon and the Suntour doesn't seem to do anything unless you hit something with significant size. I just ordered a March EXR 100 on ebay, hopefully this will work out. I think they put the same one on the Ranier, so it cant be that far off
 

·
Phil from San Diego
Joined
·
581 Posts
I would go with a Marzocchi Mx Comp ETA 105mm. Good amount of travel and ETA to lock/lower the fork for climbs. the Marzocchi Mx comp 85mm would also be a good match. Check www.jensonusa.com. I think the 85mm is on sale for $160ish and the 105mm w/ ETA is $210ish.

Phil.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top