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I am curios, what are the longest travel bikes, shocks, and forks in the world. I'm pretty sure the karpiel Armageddon has 12" rear travel, but I don't know what shock it uses. The risse Bigfoot fork has 12" travel also and that's all I know of.
Is the next biggest fork the risse champ with 9" travel?
I'm pretty much curios about anything 9"+

post anything you want about big travel things!
 

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Don't forget the Hannebrink inverted forks, they had a dumbass 12" version.
 

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Thats gross man, Interesting to see all this but where would these be useful and why?
 

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DucDucGoose said:
Honda owns Showa..
You sure? I never heard that before, couldn't verify it on Showa's website, and Showa forks come on Suzukis. I think they are like Kayaba, just a Japanese suspension supplier to multiple motorcycle manufacturers.
 

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Technically Honda have a controlling interest in Showa.
Motocross bikes run 310mm (12in) up front... some of the FSX guys run 14in maybe find some forks from a crosser! :D
 

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I for one would be interested in an 8.5 or 9" fork. It would let me run more sag without giving up travel. Right now I run only an inch of sag. I love my V10's 10" travel and won't go back to an 8" bike. BTW classic DHing and racing is my focus, not big drops.
 

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How come it seems like back around 2001 they were producing 12" travel things and now we are settling for around 10" max rear travel? I would also like a good 9-10" travel fork...
 

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Moosey said:
How come it seems like back around 2001 they were producing 12" travel things and now we are settling for around 10" max rear travel?
It's a big conspiracy. Even though bikes with 25" of travel that weigh 60 pounds are obviously superior (because MOAR!!!), the bike industry makes us ride bikes with less travel just to see us suffer.

For the same reason, you can't get any shocks with enough shimzzz
 
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