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    2000HGFactory
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    I need some advice on replacing the original fork on my 21″, 2000 Homegrown Limited (a powder blue, 63mm travel, Rock Shox SID). Definitely going to bump it up a notch or two in terms of travel, but I’m torn between 80mm and 100mm.  All other things equal, I’d probably lean toward the 100mm, but I’m concerned about a) screwing up the handling, and  b) putting excess stress on the head tube.  

    I need some advice on replacing the original fork on my 21″, 2000 Homegrown Limited (a powder blue, 63mm travel, Rock Shox SID). Definitely going to bump it up a notch or two in terms of travel, but I’m torn between 80mm and 100mm.  All other things equal, I’d probably lean toward the 100mm, but I’m concerned about a) screwing up the handling, and  b) putting excess stress on the head tube.  

    1.  Has anyone put a 100mm fork on a 2000 or 2001 Homegrown?  If so, did it dramatically/adversely affect the handling?  If you had it to do over, would you go with the 100 or 80?

    2. Any thoughts on whether or not a 100mm fork would stress the head tube on a Homegrown excessively?

    3.  Recommendation on specific fork?  I’m leaning toward the Rock Shox Reba or Fox RL/F series.  The RockShox seem to run a couple hundred bucks cheaper than the Fox.  Recommendations?  Anyone have experience on both?

    Thanks.

     

     

     

     

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    moby
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    Heyaz:

    I’m certainly no expert, but I’ve just finished putting a 100 mm fork (Manitou R7 TPC Elite) on a 2000 Homegrown. I also have a ’96 with an 80 mm fork (Marzocchi Corsa World Cup SL). Previous to this, I’ve also spent a little time on stock Homegrown’s from the era. Here’s some observations I had: 

    -I haven’t found low speed handling to be that much of an issue with the longer travel. I think personally, I notice how much plusher and stiffer these modern forks are more than anything else. Because of that increase in performance, I find myself carrying more speed over things.

    -I don’t have any opinions on how much stress it adds to the headtube, but those gussets on the 2000’s and up seem pretty strong to me.  

    I’d be hesitant to go much longer though. We’ve got a ’99 here with an adjustable 100-120mm Marz and we always run it on the lowest setting. Running it at 120, you start getting shaky fork legs.

    -I don’t got no fork suggestions. All the kids I polled around here suggested Fox, so I went Manitou and Marzocchi.Tongue out  I haven’t had any time on any modern Rock Shox, but prior to this I was exclusively on the SID. 

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