170mm or 180mm fork on 2015 Spec. Enduro?

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170mm or 180mm fork on 2015 Spec. Enduro?
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Posted: Dec 20, 2015 at 10:57 Quote
I own a 2015 Enduro 650b and last season damaged my uppers in a wreck. Specifically there is a stanchion scratch that I've smoothed out midway through the stroke and at the upper part of the stanchion near the crown there is a decent size dent, about half a CM.

Point being, I think I'm going to replace them next year. I'm considering the new Lyrick 170/180 or MRP Stage 170mm. Has anyone put a 170mm or 180mm on the standard Enduro 650? Any thoughts on how it performed?

Posted: Dec 21, 2015 at 23:36 Quote
As with all forks, putting something that is longer on will slack up your frame, and give a longer wheelbase. But the longer fork will also allow better small bump performance, and better large impact absorption. The only real disadvantage (besides maybe a very minimal handling difference) would be climbing a more slack set-up. But in reality, 10 or 20mm is maybe one or two degrees difference. Yet on the DH, it would be better.

Posted: Dec 16, 2016 at 4:30 Quote
ryan83 wrote:
I own a 2015 Enduro 650b and last season damaged my uppers in a wreck. Specifically there is a stanchion scratch that I've smoothed out midway through the stroke and at the upper part of the stanchion near the crown there is a decent size dent, about half a CM.

Point being, I think I'm going to replace them next year. I'm considering the new Lyrick 170/180 or MRP Stage 170mm. Has anyone put a 170mm or 180mm on the standard Enduro 650? Any thoughts on how it performed?



Hi mate, fid you put lyrick on? if yes how it feels and have you had any problems with bike? (headset)
I have same as, enduro 650b 2015 and fancy 170mm lyrick instead of 160mm pike

Some people say go for it some others say dont
Just interested in opinion of some1 who actually did it
Cheers

Posted: Dec 19, 2016 at 10:55 Quote
I have 170 Lyrics on mine and have had no problems, I matched it up with a monarch plus debonair.

Posted: Dec 21, 2016 at 3:58 Quote
goodwrench wrote:
I have 170 Lyrics on mine and have had no problems, I matched it up with a monarch plus debonair.

cheers buddy, feels like I goona pull the trigger on that lyric

Posted: Jan 4, 2017 at 14:34 Quote
pabloo271 wrote:
goodwrench wrote:
I have 170 Lyrics on mine and have had no problems, I matched it up with a monarch plus debonair.

cheers buddy, feels like I goona pull the trigger on that lyric

I decided to go with a Push'd Fox 36 160mm. I debated on the 170mm for months and took the advice of my bike shop guy. He spent a few months on a 170mm and didn't like the geometry trade off. To each their own but I ride big mountain parks and rarely, if ever, bottom out my 160mm. I also earn the majority of my turns on long, grueling and sometimes technical climbs.

Posted: Aug 18, 2018 at 15:08 Quote
Hey Guys I know this is an older post but I figured my situation would work here.
I bought a 2015 Enduro evo frame that I'm working on building up. It's been a year and my riding preferences has changed a little. The bike was built with 180mm all the way around and I was thinking of maybe putting a 170mm fork on it. Does anyone have any experience on that? I know that it will change the geometry around but how does it handle?
Thanks

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 9:30 Quote
This frame is made for a 180 fork , otherwise the bottom bracket is already low, the pedals touch the ground so no calculations!
BIG FORK!!!
Big Grin

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 9:31 Quote
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Posted: Jul 18, 2019 at 6:34 Quote
How does the enduro climb!! I am riding a 17’ stumpy and thinking of building a 19 enduro s works w float x2 and 36 grip2 , factory on both.

My stumpy is monarch rt3 upgraded debon air, and pike w RCT3 and debon up front. Love how precise and nimble it is. But love DH too thinking enduro would fit that bill.

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