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120 forks on a Kona Hei Hei 100?

ste0649ste0649 Posts: 84
edited September 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
As it says it the title really.
I'm going to buy some new forks soon to replace the Recons, is there any reason why the frame may not support more travel? I'm after a slacker head angle as with the 100mm Recons it feels like i'm too far over the front end!
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  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    check with Kona

    20mm wont make a massive diff to the dimensions of the frame

    i added 10mm to my front end and it changed the wheelbase by 6mm and the reach by 4mm

    if you feel you are too far over the front end, change your stem
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    you could also try moving your seat back a bit

    will stretch you out more, but may be enough to move your position back a bit
  • I just swapped my 105mm MX Bomber for a 120mm Reba. What an upgrade!!

    As I just wrote on another post it looks, feels and most importantly rides like a new bike! Fantastic stuff

    Climbing on a couple of VERY steep sections the front end did want to come up more than I'm used to but a small price to pay because everywhere else it's a load better. Well worth it
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
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