Upgrade Trance Pro 3 to a 29” front wheel and fork

Wernher

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May 30, 2019
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#61
Hi I let the air out if shock and measured rear wheel travel as I'd seen in 3 reviews that they measured 142-144-145 mm I got 145mm and if u use 20% sag on ya forks on 150 it's less than 160 do u only gain about 7mm ish tbh I'm looking forward to fitting the new damper as I find the compression on the fork to firm (harsh) and the rebound I'm running nearly open or it gets packed down when going fast on multiple hits? Tbh all the tech and measurement is great but the bike is still far better than me and most people unless u r pretty good I'm only doing it for a bit comfort and I'm a bike tart lol
Remember sag is always part of your travel, so you never have the full travel available. You can even go for more sag and by implication less travel if you don't use the full travel and if you want a more supple ride.

What a longer stroke provide you with us the option to go for a higher percentage sag than on the shorter stroke and still have the same or more stroke available with a more plush ride. You really don't need more than 150mm travel even if you ride really hard.

Damping should be as open as possible without shooting your wheel up into the air so that your fork is ready for the next hit. With low and hi speed compression and damping things get a bit more complex and most riders will never use that and the shock will actually perform quite well.
 
Jun 26, 2019
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#62
Hi I would agree tbh but yesterday because it was sooo cold - 3❄️ so I opened the rebound as it felt slow 😬 the new damper comes with high/low speed compression plus rebound but its just a better damper than what's in I find the fork stiff just harsh lol and fie the rear it's running just a fox evol shock and the maestro susp is the plushest I've ridden it's lovely 😁
 
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#64
Hi no I've still got the aion that came but its the same chassis as the auron with 35mm stanchions so u can fit the rc2 pcs damper I'm liking it to revelation to pike on rockshox 😁 durolux I'd say is like yari lyrik? Enduro fork I think 🤔
 

Wernher

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May 30, 2019
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76
28
Cape St Francis
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Giant Trance E+2 SX
#65
Hi no I've still got the aion that came but its the same chassis as the auron with 35mm stanchions so u can fit the rc2 pcs damper I'm liking it to revelation to pike on rockshox 😁 durolux I'd say is like yari lyrik? Enduro fork I think 🤔
Yes the Durolux R2C2 29 is a monster! I just love it. It transformed this old man in a monster. I do things I never thought I'll do. Age took a bit of my length away. I'm left with 6' 3" or something thereabouts, most of it in the upper body, making me an awkward son of a bitch. A year or so ago, I was playing on the small puddles, now I'm scaring some of the big guys 🤪😂🤣

I think the Suntour forks are very underrated. Never thought I'll go that route.
 

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