Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
380 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,

I've got a last years Zion EBB, and I have some 2005 Marathon XC.s. These forks are 100 - 120mm travel, so I think they're on the long side, so not sure if I should sell them, or just ride them in the 105mm setting.

I don't want a 'race' bike, but I also don't want a bike that is laid back and not suitable for XC.

Thanks,

-Chris
 

·
Mtn Biker Machinist
Joined
·
1,289 Posts
A-C length?

Measure the axle to crown length of your fork set at 105mm. An 80mm suspension fork is about 430mm taking into consideration sag. So a 100mm fork would be about 450mm with sag.

I run a surly rigid fork on my Zion that is about 410mm axle to crown, but I run it with a 29" front wheel.:eek: I would throw the zoke on there set at 105mm and ride it, if it feels good, do it, if not, sell it! good luck:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
534 Posts
Right now, a crappy Rockshox pilot...will probably upgrade to a Marz. MX Comp or a Reba (set to 85mm) when the Pilot dies.
 

·
Mtn Biker Machinist
Joined
·
1,289 Posts
Thinking about it for a day...

with the surly rigid fork(410mm a-c) and 29" front wheel, it would be like running a 448mm front fork which is the length of a rigid fork suspension corrected for 100mm. The handling is great offroad, but it does steer a bit slow on the pavement. That may only be due to the 29" front wheel, not the head tube angle, who knows?

frog
 

·
When in doubt- turn left
Joined
·
147 Posts
'03 MX Pro Air 105mm on my new Zion EBB. Love the handling, I think an 80mm would be too quick for my liking. But then again, I'm also runnin' Trailbear 2.25's f&r and a Titec Hell-bent DH bar. So a light weight, xc racer, she ain't.
 

·
Bicyclochondriac.
Joined
·
14,522 Posts
stillkeen said:
Hi,

I've got a last years Zion EBB, and I have some 2005 Marathon XC.s. These forks are 100 - 120mm travel, so I think they're on the long side, so not sure if I should sell them, or just ride them in the 105mm setting.

I don't want a 'race' bike, but I also don't want a bike that is laid back and not suitable for XC.

Thanks,

-Chris
I'm running a `00 X-Vert Super reduced to 93mm travel and the height feels perfect to me.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top