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I'm looking at a Sonix LT frame. I know from reading posts that it was intended for a 130mm fork. People often ask about taking the non-LT version and running a fork with more travel, but what about the opposite? Would there be any problem running a 100mm fork on the LT frame?
 

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As a temporary set up so you can ride it a 100mm will work but it wont allow the Sonix to show what it's capable of really doing. By going to a shorter travel fork it will lower the front end which will make the head angle more straight up an down. This will be fine for climbing and decent at tight twisting single track. What you will find is the front end trying to tuck into aggressive corners making you work to stay on line. Descending steeps slow will be possible but the rear tire will be like toilet paper on your crack. When the going gets fast and rough be sure to have all your body armor on because you will be using it. :thumbsup:

The LT is working on a slacker head angle design over the regular Sonix to make it more of an aggressive AM. :)

Their are some great 130mm forks out there that wont destroy the bank just save up for one then sell your fork to recoop some of the cost back. :cool:

http://www.spadout.com/c/suspension-forks-26/
 

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Actually I just did some looking and I have a Rock Shox Tora 302 Solo Air 100mm, but it appears to have spacers that can be removed for 120mm. Of course saving is an option too. Thanks for the response.
 

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Actually I just did some looking and I have a Rock Shox Tora 302 Solo Air 100mm, but it appears to have spacers that can be removed for 120mm. Of course saving is an option too. Thanks for the response.
:thumbsup: There ya go!!!! :thumbsup:

Since your going to be extending travel you might want to pull the lowers off to lube the fork seals and replace the fork fluid. The seals are probably dry causing excess friction. Scram has what they call PitStop Butter https://www.bti-usa.com/public/category/MN/MNSO or check your local moto dealer they should have Race Tech Ultra Slick Grease http://www.bustersdirtshop.com/catalog/Race-Tech-Ultra-Slick-Grease-p-1697.html :cornut:
 

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LT frame is on the way! Although I have the Tora 302, I'm shopping for a different fork. Does anyone know the head tube length on a Sonix LT? I've done a search here on MTBR and on the web, as well as Haro's website and I'm getting nothing. It will be a few days before the frame arrives and I'd like to start looking before then. Thanks for any info!
 

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What size frame?

I have an 18 and 20 I could measure...
 

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ecoast said:
What size frame?

I have an 18 and 20 I could measure...
Thanks. It's an 18, but by the time you had posted, I had it hanging on my wall for a couple of hours. Headset to be installed Tuesday and then a frantic week of building it up. It's a beautiful frame.

Oh for anyone who may do a search on this topic, the headtube is about 5 inches.
 

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I don't do porn, but here are some subtly tasteful fashion shots:







BTW, I noticed that in one thread it was stated that the LT was designed for a 130mm fork and then it was also said 120mm in the same thread. I'm looking at 130mm as my target, 120mm would work as well. What about 115mm or 140mm?
 

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shockfinder said:
I don't do porn, but here are some subtly tasteful fashion shots:



BTW, I noticed that in one thread it was stated that the LT was designed for a 130mm fork and then it was also said 120mm in the same thread. I'm looking at 130mm as my target, 120mm would work as well. What about 115mm or 140mm?
Very sexay :cornut: :cornut:

Save up for a 130 and dont settle for anything less or more. :rockon:
 

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I just picked up a Fox Float 130 RL. Maybe a little better than the Tora 302 I was gonna throw on there? Time to start wrenching on the old hardtail and scavenging the parts!
 

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I just picked up a Fox Float 130 RL. Maybe a little better than the Tora 302 I was gonna throw on there? Time to start wrenching on the old hardtail and scavenging the parts!
Whoot now your talkin!!!! The Fox has real internals more like a moto fork. More porn soon. :rockon:
 

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Wow, really digging up an old thread here!

I'm looking to put a new front fork on my Sonix LT and have found a really good deal on a RockShox Revelation XX. However, it has a "1-1/8" tapered carbon crown-steerer" and is 150mm. Is there any concern with putting a 150mm fork on this frame? Also, can I put a tapered steerer on it? Is there an adapter to make it work correctly?
 
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