Posted by: T-mack
I'm not a hardtail rider and never will be but I do have a question. With 180mm travel up front and considering the whole bike pivots around the rear axle, won't it feel super unstable when you're deep in the travel? A dually at least somewhat maintains its geo to a degree when both ends compress.
It’s definitely a consideration. I found my old hardtail with a 120 fork easy to feel good on. My Rootdown BA with 150 mm fork was a bit harder to set up. I went with 150 over the stock 160 for that very reason, but it’s still a matter of balancing stem spacers, fork air pressure and tokens to get the ride height I want. I like my hardtail with a firmer fork setup than my full suspension to keep the front end up.
Last edited by: D_C_ on Feb. 9, 2019, 9:22 p.m., edited 1 time in total.