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Would a 150mm fork be too steep on a 05' bighit? I am thinking of trading my rockshox pike(140mm) for a z.1 freeride that is 150mm.

I know that with a bullit, which has the same amount of rear travel as a bighit could be run with a 130mm fork, so I think a 150mm travel fork would work!


Let me know your opinions! :cool:
 

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It would work I'd say. You just might want to run the rear shock in one of the slacker settings.
 

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man don't do it...it is like having a porsch and driving it like a old man in a yugo.

Man I ran a Shiver on mine...........get yourself a Jr or Preferable a Super T or an 888 or find a used Shiver.....don't even start with me on the minimum crap

oh the Big Hit days
 

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On your Bullit comparison...

haromtnbiker said:
Would a 150mm fork be too steep on a 05' bighit? I am thinking of trading my rockshox pike(140mm) for a z.1 freeride that is 150mm.

I know that with a bullit, which has the same amount of rear travel as a bighit could be run with a 130mm fork, so I think a 150mm travel fork would work!

Let me know your opinions! :cool:
I'm not positive which travel model BH yours is, but Bullits at their longest design models ('03 and later) actually only had 6.5" in their OEM setup. Bullits also have a moveable shuttle which allows some manipulation of the head angle no matter what shock length you're using which can help greatly in using a shorter fork.
 

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themarsvolta55 said:
nate has an 03 big hit comp with a 170mm jrt.........snif
A good 150 mm fork will work fine, you'll just get a really nimble feeling big hit that feels really good in the air. If you choose to do that, then you'll want to keep the bike in its short travel position to heighten the nimble feeling. You don't really need 7+ inches of travel for most dh anyways.
 

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150mm is really cutting it close

Depending on the frame, the geometry (adjustable or not) is optimized for at least a 6" travel fork. The BigHit is not as versatile as a Bullit. Like the SMT's analogy...it's like taking a 911 Turbo and swapping the motor for a 1.8 ltre turbo Beetle mill...just doesn't make sense. :confused:
 

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just get a Shiver bro (he he he)

arrrr....be me matey....ye and mes be pillaging da villiage in search of a Shiver for ye and a young lass for me, me says.....arrrrrrr
 

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darksideofthemoon said:
A good 150 mm fork will work fine, you'll just get a really nimble feeling big hit that feels really good in the air. If you choose to do that, then you'll want to keep the bike in its short travel position to heighten the nimble feeling. You don't really need 7+ inches of travel for most dh anyways.
ya i agree u dont need as much travel as people make it seem like u do for downhilling and freeriding. I would stick with 7 inchess in the front though. I had my 110 mm dj on my 03 bighit for a while, and i hit a 9-10 footer with it about 4 times. Then i got my jr t and now it feels so much better. The travel feels real balanced, and it still feels real nimble, and easy to handle. You could get a 150mm fork, it just wouldnt feel as good for freeriding and downhilling. I got my 03 jrt basically brand new for $220, there real affordable, but still good forks. 150 wouldnt be to steep, but i would go with 170.
 
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