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miltmilt Posts: 115
edited June 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Have an m4 alloy frame and wish to know if I can put 120 forks on plus any advice which ones thinks for looking

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    That's nice. But you need to provide more info to get an answers. So, yes, no, maybe, frame fail, wreck the handling.
  • miltmilt Posts: 115
    Whatki nd of info am a newbie but have an idea
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Like which frame it is.

    The is more than one M4 frame made by specialised.

    M4 was just a material grade.

    Rockhopper? Stumpy? And then what year?

    If you have no idea post pics.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • miltmilt Posts: 115
    Sorry about that, its a rockhopper 2011
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    About 1 degree on everything. But, is the frame in warranty
  • miltmilt Posts: 115
    Sadly no but can I ask what you mean by 1degree thnx
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    It will slacken off all the anges by a degree. Slowing the steering Dow, moving your weight back and making the bike harder to climb.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Specialized will only endorse an extra 10mm at the front (I've checked)

    When I had a Scott, they were fine with me putting an extra 20mm on the front, but that was a carbon frame (if that makes a difference)

    will it make the bike unsafe ? maybe, maybe not, but you don't want to find out that it does when you are melting it down a hill...

    you might get away with it on a meatier frame with more support at the head tube, but the Rockhopper isn't what you would call a "meaty" frame
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