HELP: Fork Setup Question

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Thorny, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Thorny

    Thorny Been here awhile

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    I am looking for opinions on how the ride height of the front fork will affect the handling of my bike. The two pictures depict the top of the fork tube comming through the top of the upper clamp and bumping into the bottom of the handle bars.

    LOW HEIGHT:

    <IMG class=imgBorder onmouseover="this.className='imgBorderOn'" title="jimbud > Rampart Range photo" onmouseout="this.className='imgBorder'" height=450 alt="jimbud > Rampart Range photo" hspace=0 src="https://jimbud.smugmug.com/photos/32657382-M.jpg" width=600 border=0>

    HIGH HEIGHT:

    <IMG class=imgBorder onmouseover="this.className='imgBorderOn'" title="jimbud > Rampart Range photo" onmouseout="this.className='imgBorder'" height=450 alt="jimbud > Rampart Range photo" hspace=0 src="https://jimbud.smugmug.com/photos/32657384-M.jpg" width=600 border=0>

    So again: how will the two extremes of setup affect ride and handleing.

    Things to consider: I am plagued with a high speed head wobble, possibly due to poor front tire choice, or perhaps I did not return the front ride height to the same spot as it was in when stock. Other thing to consider is that I use the bike for hard riding off road including jumps, rocks, and other "Esteban trail" type of conditions.

    Oh, and seat height is not an issue for me.

    thanks for your oppinions.

    Josh.
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  2. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Hi, I typed my explanation inside the quotation 'cause I wanted to use the pic's. I hope this helps ya half as much as the answers I've got to Questions around here
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  3. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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