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Does anybody have info on the Windspeed WSR701?

Kinny-PBKinny-PB Posts: 3
edited September 2014 in MTB beginners
I bought one of these last night after liking to look of the frame, and the price - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330984947260.

Does anybody know what travel fork it's made to take? I was going to contact this guy because he owns a full build of it http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=480276 and ask but there seems to be no contact option.

Any help is appreciated.

Kinny.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,761
    Use the private message button on the left side of that linked to page perhaps?

    It says it's an XC frame so it's will be limited to either 100 or 120mm.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • The Rookie wrote:
    Use the private message button on the left side of that linked to page perhaps?

    It says it's an XC frame so it's will be limited to either 100 or 120mm.

    Will it matter what travel I have, or does it have to be accurate?

    Re: User, he has no button to private message him unfortunately.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Fairly accurate - the seller should be able to tell you. A small difference (+/-10% shouldn't make much diffewrence but much more than that could at best wreck the handling, and worst break the frame)
    Built up one here - has Epicon but I can't read the squiggles for size.
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Professi ... 59572.html

    PM - I can see it - maybe you need a certain number of posts first?
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,761
    He does have a PM button, but you need more posts before you can PM him!

    Too long a forks will change the geometry and make it slow to turn and not like climbing and may exceed the load inputs the frame is designed to cope with, too short fast too turn and twitchy downhill. The head angle is very XC (although that angle will only be achieved with a nominal size for that it doesn't tell you!) so stick to XC - trail forks (100-120mm) and you should be fine, you could print out the geo drawing and work out the A2C length using the known seat tube length as datum' not the best way to do it but better than nothing!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Agree with the Rookie, 100mm or so will be fine.
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