would this be too much of a jump? i lined up the center of where the two axles would be
An inch or so won't effect the geometry much, nor will it have much effect on the bike from the standpoint of stress on the head tube/welds. The more you increase the travel on the fork, the more these become issues. Again, check with Specialized and see what they recommend. I can't imagine catastrophic failure is much fun.ANdRewLIu6294 said:yeah, its two inches travel difference, which is why i asked, cuz if its too much i can have a freidn take it down to 5in.
Two inches is a huge difference. My Pike has just under 2 inches of adjustment range (45mm), and the difference from one end to the other is like night and day. I think that 2" will slacken your head angle about 3 degrees. If you have felt that your fork is way to short and the steering too twitchy, then you may like it, but it will definitely ride differently. My guess is that if the bike was designed for a 4" fork, then a 5" will feel better than a 6"ANdRewLIu6294 said:yeah, its two inches travel difference, which is why i asked, cuz if its too much i can have a freidn take it down to 5in.
Get a better frame, dude!ANdRewLIu6294 said:yeah, i usually go really fast everywhere, and sometimes catch air pretty frequently, but ever since the accident, i've been landing on trannies, since doing a drop to flat got me hurt really badly. and the drops to tranny i do are no bigger than 6ft at most