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Old Today, 06:14 AM   #1
Shadowray OP
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Will a XC forks and Trees direct swap to Roadie?

Looking to swap a complete set of forks and trees from an XC to my Roadie. I am pretty sure it should be a direct swap, just want to check on here. I assume since the frame is the same if I remove my front end the XC front end will bolt to the frame neck without issue?

Any constructive feedback requested...
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Old Today, 09:15 AM   #2
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It will bolt up but, I believe the fender fixings are slightly different and the front end of your bike may sit a bit high. The XC forks are about 1.5" longer than that of the roadie. You might measure ride height (bottom of lower triple to ground) before making the swap and attempt to match that measurement when setting the XC forks in to avoid any handling issues.
Out of curiosity, what is the reason for this swap?
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Old Today, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I have XC wheels, rear shock setup the only thing I don't have is the XC mudguard. I have my bike (roadie) listed for sale to buy an 2015 XC but if it doesn't sell I am considering just converting the suspension wheels etc to an XC. I realize I should just buy an XC but this is an option if my bike doesn't sell.

I just wanted to make sure the neck was the same so the front end would bolt on without too much trouble.

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It will bolt up but, I believe the fender fixings are slightly different and the front end of your bike may sit a bit high. The XC forks are about 1.5" longer than that of the roadie. You might measure ride height (bottom of lower triple to ground) before making the swap and attempt to match that measurement when setting the XC forks in to avoid any handling issues.
Out of curiosity, what is the reason for this swap?
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Old Today, 10:52 AM   #4
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What is the resale value of An nonXC 'XC'?

Would you be better off taking the hit and getting new bike?

Would you be better off buying aftermarket forks for the conversion instead of using the mediocre Showas that Triumph provided?

I'm not trying to rip on your project. Just a few cost/benefit analyses I would be performing on the project.
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Old Today, 11:01 AM   #5
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The hit of trading in is about 3k, the parts cost me less than $1.5k I don't know of any aftermarket forks do you have any suggestions?

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What is the resale value of An nonXC 'XC'?

Would you be better off taking the hit and getting new bike?

Would you be better off buying aftermarket forks for the conversion instead of using the mediocre Showas that Triumph provided?

I'm not trying to rip on your project. Just a few cost/benefit analyses I would be performing on the project.
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