Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Marin Mount Vision 2006 Fork Travel

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2

    Marin Mount Vision 2006 Fork Travel

    Hi All

    I'm running a Recon U-Turn 85-130mm on my Mount Vision 2006. Wondered what the maximum travel you could run with this frame without the ride being spoilt?

    I currently run it about 115mm and seems ok. I know 100mm forks come with this frame but i seem to suffer with bad neck ache when i run 100mm.

    Cheers

    Paul

  2. #2
    Senior Member Sir_Queuesalot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    OSMM Survivor - just!
    Posts
    6,657

    Re: Marin Mount Vision 2006 Fork Travel

    Hi Paul,

    Welcome to the forum, tis a friendly place.

    The neck ache doesn't sound like a symptom of your fork length, more like a combination of bars, stem and possibly tension??

    The latest models come with 120mm but don't know if this is as a result of a re-worked frame, I would suggest that if running a 130 doesn't slow the steering down too much then it should be viable to use the whole range of your forks travel.

    As for the neck ache does it happen on other bikes ?
    My site http://www.ezerider.com serving Staffordshire, South Cheshire & Derby

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2

    Re: Marin Mount Vision 2006 Fork Travel

    I'll try uping the suspension to around 120 and adjust it on the ride. I have done the usual stuff like get a riser bar different stem, seat is at same height as bars.

    Not tried a different full susser bike. next thing to try is my helmet wear it a bit further back. Neck ache only starts after 19+ miles, before that it's ok.

    Noticed the Marin Wolf ridge from 2006 had 140mm forks, slightly different frame but not that different will try 120mm see how that goes.

    Cheers

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1

    Re: Marin Mount Vision 2006 Fork Travel

    Hi Paul

    I've just built up a 2006 Mount Vision frame (large), most of the parts were from a medium frame. I was considering picking up some 120mm travel forks as the steerer from the original 100mm forks is now just a little to short.

    I'd be interested in knowing how your ride felt when you'd adjusted to 120mm.

    Any info would be helpful.

    Cheers

    Plucky

Similar Threads

  1. Fork Travel
    By reevil in forum Technical (maintenance & workshop)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2011, 08:36 AM
  2. Meta 55 Carbon VS Mount Vision 5.8
    By HR31 in forum Bike/Product buying
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2009, 10:40 PM
  3. Longer travel fork on Whyte 905???
    By dan98 in forum Technical (maintenance & workshop)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Aug-2009, 03:25 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-Jun-2009, 09:35 AM
  5. Decent suspension fork with V-brake mount, possible?
    By cbr6fs in forum Bike/Product buying
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2009, 06:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •