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Aug 22, 2015 at 16:57Aug 22, 2015
The SX frame is designed around a 100mm fork. Using a 150mm will slacken the head angle (good for descents), bring the bars towards you (bad for reach/climbing), raise the bottom bracket (bad for cornering), and slacken the seat angle (bad for climbing). In my experience with the SX, which I rode at Revolution bike park in Wales, Rogate and Triscombe (all with 140mm up front), changing the fork to 120mm to bring it more in line with the design made the bike about a billion* times more lively and fun on all trails. Sure, I lost some "monster-trucking" ability, but that's not really the goal for me with the SX or what it's designed for despite the amazingly progressive yet grippy rear end!! so with the reverb, I got the longest externally routed one they do, which has 125mm travel and as far as I can remember a total length of 425mm (I think!!). works fine for me at 6'3" (admittedly, cant get it quite high enough) but is perfect for my girlfriend who's 5'8". For routing the cable I used the first brake/derailleur guide near the headset, then up to the top tube just above the rear shock's front eyelet and used a ziptie. It's not perfect (when the seat is up, the cable kinda runs diagonally but it doesn't get in the way) but the other option was to drill a hole near the bottom bracket and go internal like this guy http://www.pinkbike.com/u/mgm1/album/My-bikes/ but I didn't fancy losing warranty! *vague estimate
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Jul 16, 2015 at 1:03Jul 16, 2015
Yeah it's rad with a reverb. to be honest, at the moment my girlfriend uses it more than me while I use my 26" stumpy evo! a 150mm Pike might upset the geo a bit? one thing I like about it so much is that the bottom bracket is crazy low and so corners like nothing else. I'm running 120mm Revelation (it was originally 140mm but I stepped it down).
Jul 2, 2015 at 6:59Jul 2, 2015
Lenzerheide DH WC Fantasy Contest - Win a Scott Voltage FR Frame
Men: 1. Atherton 2. Gwin 3. Loic Women 1. Atherton 2. Carpenter 3. Seagrave
Jun 12, 2015 at 2:05Jun 12, 2015
Leogang DH WC Fantasy Contest - Win a RockShox BoXXer WC!
1. Greg Minaar 2. Aaron Gwin 3. Gee Atherton 1. Rachel Atherton 2. Manon Carpenter 3. Emmeline Ragot
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Jun 8, 2015 at 2:15Jun 8, 2015
Fort William Downhill WC 2015: After the Storm - Finals Photo Epic
French riders have their rear on the right I believe, hence how he could skid and point at the same time?
Jun 4, 2015 at 1:02Jun 4, 2015
RockShox - UCI WC DH - Fort William Fantasy Contest
1) Gwin 2) Brosnan 3) Mulally 1) Atherton 2) Carpenter 3) Hannah
Apr 18, 2015 at 6:41Apr 18, 2015
Set of handlebars off a specialized enduro 2011 (goodness knows why it was 720mm!) Barely used as switched out almost immediately Also available are a pair of specialized SIP grips, barely used for £10 Buyer pays postage