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Advisable fork swap?

YounggunsYoungguns Posts: 2
edited April 2012 in MTB workshop & tech

I currently have a 2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport disc. Everything is standard and I was looking to upgrade the suspension from the OEM Suntour 80mm fork to a Rockshox Recon Gold Solo Air 100mm fork. The frame size is 21 inches, I have emailed Specialized to check that the bike is suitable to take the longer travel fork but have not received a response as yet. I also checked the bike manual but it does not mention maximum fork travel fittings. I have also searched the forum here but haven't found any specific guidance on this. Any advice would be appreciated.



  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    You'll be fine, and IIRC correctly your warranty on the frame will be ok too.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Doubt it will even do that - the dropout to crown length is probably very similar, as some models (same frame ) come with 100mm RS forks.
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