Can I put 140mm forks on a 120mm bike?

Going from 120 mm up to 140 mm should be perfectly fine. It will probably give you 1 degree of slack angle to your front end and raise your bb height by possibly 1/2″.

Can I put a 140mm fork on a 100mm bike?

There is no good reason to slap 140mm fork on a frame that is designed for 100. It will no ride better and it may break, like many other already noted.

Can I put a 150mm fork on a 120mm bike?

It is possible, nothing will prevent you from doing so.

Can you put a longer travel fork on your bike?

In general, bikes will happily accept forks that are up to 20mm larger than their designers intended. Feel free to go beyond that if you must, but be prepared for a bike that the manufacturer didn’t really intend to create. That doesn’t mean it will suck, but it’s just something to be aware of.

Can you put a 130mm fork on a 120mm bike?

Nope. It will be fine and will take more than 10mm to make an appreciable change. You might notice the handling difference, but it will be slight and won’t negatively affect anything.

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How much travel should a hardtail have?

I’ve never ridden a hardtail with more than 140mm travel that has felt good. 100-130mm is the sweet spot IMO. Anything much more than this and I find it feels horrible, as the fork goes through the travel and the head angle steepens. This may help.

Is 120mm travel enough?

Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders. Longer travel doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Can I put a 120mm fork on a 100mm bike?

Yes, it is noticeable but not a disaster. You may have to alter the stem length to compensate but if you want to try it, go for it.

Do I need 160mm travel?

160mm of travel is only really needed if you’re hitting big hucks, or you’re smashing really long bouldery fast descents. What’s really useful is decent geometry, and unfortunately the vast majority of bikes with decent geometry are on 160mm travel bikes.

Can I put a 160mm fork on a 150mm bike?

A 160mm will probably slacken the bike a bit and make for a more stable DH experience at the expensive of climbing ability. Running up to 180mm on a bike designed around 150mm will probably be too much, and make the overall handling poor and undesirable.

Is 150mm travel enough for bike park?

He concluded that for 27.5″ bikes the minimum travel numbers were 150mm rear and 160mm up front, and for 29er bikes, it was 140mm with a 150mm fork. Anything with less squish would be considered a trail or XC bike, and more millimeters would creep toward freeride and DH.

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Is 140mm travel enough for Enduro?

120 – 140mm of travel would be ideal for the fork and rear of an aggressive hard tail bike or full suspension trail bike. 180mm upwards would be found on a full on downhill bike. For most of my riding I find 120 – 140mm of travel good on the front of a hard tail and 140 – 160mm perfect for the rear.

Can I put a 130mm fork on a 100mm bike?

You’d be running approx 60mm sag on a 130mm fork, compared to 30mm sag on a 100mm fork. You’d be bottoming out the fork about half as easily.