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Just bought a Frankenstein 575 from Jenson
07 front triangle with 09 carbon rear and 2010 DHX shock
I'm planning my build, and wondering if a 160 front fork is too much. The paperwork from Jenson says 140 or 150 fork. And that way I could use my light wheels.
But found a deal on a Float 160 with 20mm axle. And the Yeti site shows 160 geometry, but I dont know if the frames have had a change making the 160 more usable on the newer ones. I dont want to be stressing the headube. I'm also looking to build a fairly light bike, though the Float only weighs 5 lbs.
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You can take a Float 36 down to 140mm with a 20mm spacer from Fox, which is what i did on my 575.

I think the 160 on the older frame would make it a little to slack and high in the BB.
 

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Thanks, but then I could just get a 140 float and use my wheels. I've never used other than the regular q/r forks.
 

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According to Yeti, the 07 575s can take forks up to 160. I'm running this setup and it's great for steep trails, but I find it a tad high for the flat stuff.
 

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For what this bike is designed for.......

womble said:
According to Yeti, the 07 575s can take forks up to 160. I'm running this setup and it's great for steep trails, but I find it a tad high for the flat stuff.
It should ride well on the "flat stuff".
 

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I ran an 06 with a 130, 150 and 160's.... It handled best with 150's but the 160's were good as well (forget the 130's). All forks had travel adjust but I never felt that I needed to use it...
 
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