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Life after the Norco. The Spesh!

DanrDanr Posts: 196
edited October 2009 in Your mountain bikes
I swopped my Norco for a Specialized XC Comp. When I got it it was standard spec - ... e-ec016447

Since then I have fitted the following-

Hope skewers
Hope seat clamp
XT Hollowtech crank
Raceface Chain Rings
Azonic Carbon Bars
185mm rear and 203mm front brake discs
Peaty grips
Funn Snakeskin seat
Thomson Laidback seat post
Spesh E150 triple clamp forks

Not great pics but just finished fitting the forks and wanted to post some pics.


All comments appreciated. Plans are to get new brakes in the future.


  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Are those forks set @ 150mm travel?

    If they are you will have barge like handling & risk snapping your frame, 130mm forks max on that frame
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    barge like handling? Head angle looks pretty steep to me.
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    If the forks are 150mm then it's 20 to 30mm over what the bike comes with as stock, longer travel forks = slacker head angle, which in turn slows the steering.

    just because the head angle 'looks' step doesn't mean it is, photo's can be deceptive.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Leave out the geometry lesson, I know longer forks will slacken head angle. However, I doubt it's going to handle like a barge, as It's a very steep-headed bike originally.
  • DanrDanr Posts: 196
    The handling if anything feels better to me. Didn't notice anything "barge" like.

    I wasn't aware that the extra 20-30mm would make a huge difference but they are going to be set up properly to avoid any issues. I love em :twisted:
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