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    Default How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Has we discussed this?

    I'm quite satisfied with 85 or so. Do folks run more?

    assuming of course you use a mushy fork and rides XC.






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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    I run a 120 fork. It does help with the big unexpected stuff.

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    I've been running zero.
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    0 or 100. But the 100 is Terralogic, so it's only squishy when it needs to be.
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    90, but I'm going 100 soon.
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Travel adjustable externally 120-80 29" custom.
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    100mm here. Good enough for the bigger hits but not so much I wallow around. I do have a rigid bike that I use as well for a reality check.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    My experience is in regard to 29ers:
    Typically, I run zero, but this summer had me riding around on the bosses Stumpy EVO hardtail and I liked the 100mm fork quite a bit. Having gears for the first time in 8 years was sort of cool too, and may have influenced my overall judgement of the bike.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Ride a Cannondale Flash 29er with an 80mm Lefty up front. It was plenty for Leadville and plenty for anything I encounter here in NoVa.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    The worse my vision gets the more travel I need, I'm currently running 100mm (SID 29'r) but honestly the only time i really unlock it is on psycho speed gravel descents. On normal single track downs I just let the blow by take the heat.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Rigid and 100.

    But I see a slack head angle 120mm sled in my future.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    120 front and back.
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    100 for me

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    100 for me. I'm trying to run less air pressure, more damping.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Quote Originally Posted by funcrusher View Post
    100 for me
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Rigid and 80 Terralogic. Anywhere and everywhere. (29)
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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    80 Magura

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    a sweet deal on a 130mm fork had me thinkin' of revamping my design for the my next ATB.

    probably won't. five inches up front and zero rear just seems wasteful.

    i tried rigid when i first started SSing...too many changes all at once, and i don't like using brakes, so i takes a little extra cushion.

    but it's time for me to try this new gen of sussy forks. (and axles)






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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    I've been running zero.
    you ride in a cat box.

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    Default Re: How much Squish up front on your hardtail?

    Rigid for 90% of what I do but the default 90mm of a lefty (29) for the other 10%.

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