I just installed the new GRIP2 in the fork of my SB115 and have teh DX2 coming (Sucks, but not available until March 2021). I am not wanting to XC the bike and honestly, the fine tuning was what I was after. Easy to do for sure and allowed me to service the forks. You'd be amazed at how little lube and oil was applied for initial install.Are there any drawbacks going to a Fox 34 140mm fork? In terms of lifting the front/geo?
I have an SB115 and was thinking of either going to a Fox 34 140 Grip2 or downsizing to a Fox 34 120 SC for the weight savings. Thoughts?
With regards to your Grip 2, how much travel did you go with?I just installed the new GRIP2 in the fork of my SB115 and have teh DX2 coming (Sucks, but not available until March 2021). I am not wanting to XC the bike and honestly, the fine tuning was what I was after. Easy to do for sure and allowed me to service the forks. You'd be amazed at how little lube and oil was applied for initial install.
All good info! Thanks!I just realized I combined responses for the two threads... Disregard and the GRIP2 was what I was wanting to post...
What did u wind up doing in terms of new bike?I'm in the market for a new bike, and have narrowed it down to the Ranger, Spur and 115. I would run the SID 120 fork on the Ranger or Spur, would that be a good fit for the 115 as well, or would it make the head angle too steep?
I think any of these bikes will probably suit my needs, I am looking for a light bike that is still fun, I live in the CO front range and mostly ride longer, intermediate trails, every once in a while I will ride something steep and chunky, but it's not really my jam. I like to go fast up and down, and at least one of my rides each week I am trying to set a PR. Going to enter a couple of races next year, including the Leadville 100. I want to perform well in these races but not at the cost of having fun going down and riding the occasional rowdy trail.
The only MTB I have owned is my Devinci Troy, which is 150 both front and back and weights around 34 pounds, I'm sure the Ranger, Spur or 115 will be a lot easier going up! Possible I would keep the Troy and have a 2 bike set up but would prefer to sell it.
Thanks! I haven't put it through its paces due to the weather and mud, so I don't have feed back at the moment. I've taken it out on my local trails (think XC) and, while having a longer wheelbase, it doesn't feel any less poppy or slowed steering. Note, I've lowered the front by going to a 120mm fork resulting in BB & head tube measurements within +/- 1mm from a stock SB115.Beautiful. Thoughts on the new HTA??
Thanks! My goal was to have a fun bike for my local terrain - mostly rock gardens and tech. So a light, efficient, bike would be the most enjoyable (for me) and the priority.Love the build... A few questions - What made you go with the narrower wheelset with the slacker setup? I was torn with going to a thinner inner width wheelset but stuck with the 30mm internal.
I wanted to try the slacker head-set, but also didn't want the front-end to get any higher. So I went to 120mm but extended the wheelbase and slacker HTA. The numbers worked out. I don't think the bike is any less trail-oriented than before (per my terrain) and far from XC.I also saw you dropped to a 120 fork which makes it more SB100-ish but then the slacker setup. Just wondering as it seems to go against what might be considered an XC setup by adding the slacker adjustable headset. But, with all the wheels and fork changes, makes me think you're doing more XC oriented stuff and then I get confused on the headset setup.
My opinion is yes. But there may be advantages for you to buy another 100 depending what you ride. For me, the 115 is damn near perfect. I was on the fence with the 100 and was about to go 130 when the 115 arrived. Coming from a 4.5, it is really me ideal bike for what I want...I’m about to trade my Large SB100 for a Medium. Am I better off grabbing a 115 instead? I plan on swapping all parts over to include my SC34.