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Max Travel for my frame?


TrackGuy

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Hi Hubbers

 

I am looking into the idea of upgrading my fork, but I am stuck at the which travel or what is the maximum travel for my frame? I read online a safe estimate would be around +10-20mm up from the standard fork.

 

I have now decided to rather come here and ask for advice, where it feels safe.

 

My bike is a Axis A70 2013 18" Medium, the standard fork is a SR SUNTOUR M2025 MLO with a sick 63mm travel.

 

(Link to bike:) http://www.axis-bike...-and-trail/a-70

 

(Starting to get back into biking, got the bike for a solid deal. Looking to upgrade it as time goes on.)

 

Thanks guys

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Dont think an upgrade in front suspension would be the wisest choice, save the money and ride it till it breaks. Buy a decent complete 2nd hand bike (or maybe at that time you want new bike, if the bug has bitten hard), after time spent riding, you will know what to look for.

 

Proper 26" bike can be found from R5000 in classifieds, while a shock would set you back round R2000.

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Dont think an upgrade in front suspension would be the wisest choice, save the money and ride it till it breaks. Buy a decent complete 2nd hand bike (or maybe at that time you want new bike, if the bug has bitten hard), after time spent riding, you will know what to look for.

 

Proper 26" bike can be found from R5000 in classifieds, while a shock would set you back round R2000.

Solid advice

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My wife also got an axis a70 I upgraded her shock to a 80mm suntour xcr, then for sh+t and giggles put my fox tallas 140mm fork in..now she doesn't want me to put the xcr back. She only rides now with it set on 140mm and loves it..I've also upgraded the brakes to deore as the stock ones suck and some 200mm front disc and 180mm at the back..

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Dont think an upgrade in front suspension would be the wisest choice, save the money and ride it till it breaks. Buy a decent complete 2nd hand bike (or maybe at that time you want new bike, if the bug has bitten hard), after time spent riding, you will know what to look for.

 

Proper 26" bike can be found from R5000 in classifieds, while a shock would set you back round R2000.

 

Yeah, I will be upgrading to something a bit better at a later stage, no doubt.

 

But I prefer building up, it makes the spectrum of the hobby itself much larger, I don't only have a interest in riding but the bikes themselves as well, if that makes any sense.

 

So, I will be upgrading this one and then at a later stage buy a frame or if I get a good deal for a frame buy the frame and take these components over to that frame.

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Yeah, I will be upgrading to something a bit better at a later stage, no doubt.

 

But I prefer building up, it makes the spectrum of the hobby itself much larger, I don't only have a interest in riding but the bikes themselves as well, if that makes any sense.

 

So, I will be upgrading this one and then at a later stage buy a frame or if I get a good deal for a frame buy the frame and take these components over to that frame.

 

Them you must have a look at the mountainbike SIngleSpeed thread;) i also like putting personal touches on bike, SS is perfect for that!

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