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Offline J. Ryan

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G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« on: November 19, 2008, 01:25:53 PM »
I will be getting the new Paragon frame and it's Fisher's new G2 geometry. My old one was the original genesis geometry. I've heard that the G2 geometry was designed around this offset fork. I've asked Fisher if they will replace my fork as well as the frame. But if they dont, does any one know...
  • Will my current fork still work ok? I currently have a RockShox Reba Race Air 29, 80mm travel.
  • What does this custom offset fork do for the handling of the bike?


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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 01:34:42 PM »
Push them for the new fork. I guess your old fork would work, but the G2 frame and the higher offset F29 are really a match made in heaven; it makes the bike a little quicker to maneuver when going slow. I would think the bike would be a pain in the slow, technical stuff with your old fork.
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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 01:37:15 PM »
Well I put a request in with them earlier this morning. I just hope they are considering it.

I know you had one replaced. Was your original frame with the G2 Geometry?

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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 01:41:36 PM »
What is the HTA for your old and soon to be new frame? 

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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 01:47:42 PM »
Well I put a request in with them earlier this morning. I just hope they are considering it.

I know you had one replaced. Was your original frame with the G2 Geometry?

Yeah, my orig frame was an '08 (G2)
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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 01:57:23 PM »
What is the HTA for your old and soon to be new frame? 

HTA? Head Tube Angle?

Not sure on the old one yet. New one is 69.9 deg.

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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 02:12:36 PM »
Say your old bike has a 72 deg HTA, your Reba has an offset of 38 mm, Trail = 79 mm (+/-)
Your new bike has a 70 deg HTA, the G2 Fox has an offset of 51 mm, Trail = 79 mm (+/-)

If you install the old Reba on the new frame, trail = 94 mm

More trail = more sluggish steering (or more stable depending on how you look at it)
Less trail = faster handling (or twitchy handling)

Read this and confuse yourself even more:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=343777

Bottom line: old fork on new frame = bad

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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 02:20:33 PM »
If they give you a new fork I think I'll start buying Gary Fisher. That would be unbelievable even though it makes sense on a consumer level.
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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 02:38:54 PM »
Say your old bike has a 72 deg HTA, your Reba has an offset of 38 mm, Trail = 79 mm (+/-)
Your new bike has a 70 deg HTA, the G2 Fox has an offset of 51 mm, Trail = 79 mm (+/-)...



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Re: G2 Geometry & Cusotm offset forks
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 02:39:07 PM »
Say your old bike has a 72 deg HTA, your Reba has an offset of 38 mm, Trail = 79 mm (+/-)
Your new bike has a 70 deg HTA, the G2 Fox has an offset of 51 mm, Trail = 79 mm (+/-)

If you install the old Reba on the new frame, trail = 94 mm

More trail = more sluggish steering (or more stable depending on how you look at it)
Less trail = faster handling (or twitchy handling)

Read this and confuse yourself even more:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=343777

Bottom line: old fork on new frame = bad


Ok, I get it now. I'll keep pushing them to give me the new fork.

Thanks for the explaination Luis!


 

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