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    Default Re: Here's something you gravel guys are going to love.

    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    nothing wrong with 120mm forks for xc.
    There's also nothing wrong with 60-80mm forks, and the case can be made that the shorter travel is better due to the non-linear force curve meaning that the shock spends more time in the "sweet spot" of travel than the 120mm pogo sticks that people are riding.

    Really, this gravel bike thing is a little bit of sad commentary on the commercial direction of mountain biking. There's lots of great riding on fire roads, moderate single and double track, and yes gravel, that would have just been called mountain biking (or off-road) when you had a hardtail with said 63mm fork and 1.8 fire pros. Progression (and sales margins) kind of made everyone think they needed to huck gnar drops and shred to MTB, they start to spec 120mm forks on mtb and suddenly there's this new thing called a "gravel" bike segment because it's good riding and the MTB market left it behind.
     

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    Ramp Control Cartridge — MRP or just tokens or oil in the positive chamber.

    i agree that 120mm is much more than enough to have a lot of fun on trails.

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    This fork would find a home on my RM Element before any of my 'gravel' bikes
     

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