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pimp_my_cheesepimp_my_cheese Posts: 149
edited June 2007 in MTB general
General question...

Do you guys reckon that the Head Angle on this is too shallow? I run my forks pretty soft anyway, but I'm concerned that it might be putting a bit much stress on the headtube if I'm running this angle.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • roryfroryf Posts: 1,335
    Winding the forks down will reduce the head angle.
  • rubber side uprubber side up Posts: 2,150
    What is the frame supposed to run at? looks like they are at 130/140mm.

    Assuming the frame is designed for 100mm, i'd say 120mm _absolute_ maximum.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    looks fine to me. no need to be analy retentive about hese things.
    as long as it handles the way you want, who cares!?

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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    and you are in warranty still.

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  • PkomorPkomor Posts: 380
    its good up to 130 under warenty, and i used to run my pikes at 140 but they sag alot so they sat at about 125, ind it handled well.

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  • Norco_HuckerNorco_Hucker Posts: 170
    Looks alright to me?!?!

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  • rubber side uprubber side up Posts: 2,150
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by yeehaamcgee</i>

    looks fine to me. no need to be analy retentive about hese things.
    as long as it handles the way you want, who cares!?

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    1999 marin wolfridge, Marzocchi Jr Ts, Saint cranks, D321 rims, Hope C2s, raceface bits and bobs, XT running gear. All vintage stuff! (apart from the saints)
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    all very well saying "it looks fine" but the manufacturers aren't going to take that if the head tube peels off.

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    Something round here tastes bad. Could be plain old bad taste.
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  • Looks a little steep to me. Keep it under 130mm just to be safe.

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  • Drfabulous0Drfabulous0 Posts: 1,539
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by pimp_my_cheese</i>

    General question...

    Do you guys reckon that the Head Angle on this is too shallow? I run my forks pretty soft anyway, but I'm concerned that it might be putting a bit much stress on the headtube if I'm running this angle.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Depends if you want to go up hills or down them.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rubber side up</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by yeehaamcgee</i>

    looks fine to me. no need to be analy retentive about hese things.
    as long as it handles the way you want, who cares!?

    <hr noshade size="1">
    My trusty steed
    1999 marin wolfridge, Marzocchi Jr Ts, Saint cranks, D321 rims, Hope C2s, raceface bits and bobs, XT running gear. All vintage stuff! (apart from the saints)
    <hr noshade size="1">
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    all very well saying "it looks fine" but the manufacturers aren't going to take that if the head tube peels off.

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    Something round here tastes bad. Could be plain old bad taste.
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    I can't see that kind of headtube angle contributing much, if any, to the stress on the frame's headtube.
    If you hard a triple clamp fork, then I could see how there could be a bigger risk of ripping your headtube off.

    But as it is, it looks fine. It's not exactly super-relaxed is it?

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  • ROCHAROCHA Posts: 266
    Looks fine for trail riding and downhill. If you're into DJ, you should have less travel and more preload.
  • mbukfanmbukfan Posts: 3,052
    It's a bit slacker then I'd want but I think mine is a higher angle then most, I'm still on 80mm forks though.
    longer travel forks can put more stress on teh headtube partly by acting as a longer lever for the forces coming from the wheel.

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