400mm or 420mm?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by skibumintrialsfreak, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. I am going to order a new fork the planet x superlight knifen but I was wondering what the difference is between the 400mm and the 420mm sizes and does it really matter??
     
  2. afrobot

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    What matters most is what bike you are putting it on .Most bikes ,shorter is better . Some bikes with a low bottom bracket will benifit from any lift
    you can give them. Just short of lifting them into the dumster. :bigthumb:
     

  3. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    taylor stick wtih the 400mm, get a few spacers under your stem and run something around 90x 15 degrees or 10 degrees....makes the woodman feel like jesus.
     
  4. afrobot

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    You will have to run a ft gear of no more than 20 t or your bash ring will drag the floor....420
     
  5. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    good idea afrobot


    oh wait you didn't spend 4 months on a woodman, 420mm will FUCK THAT BIKE UP. I should know, it used to be mine.
     
  6. afrobot

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    DH head angle ,good point.
     
  7. Andreas

    Andreas All About Trials

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    it depends if you are a stoner or not. yes? 420 is the number for you. no? 400 is where it's at. :ugh2:
    go for shorter for more control on slow moving stuff, if you ride street go 420
     
  8. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    420 brrrrrrroooooooo, pot and shit, whoa like mrry jane and shit.


    god a hate stoners. go with the 400mm
     
  9. afrobot

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    God hates those who beleive !
     
  10. Gardenfan

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    Even with a 400mm fork and no spacers, the handlebars are soo high on a TPRO. Has a longish head tube, or at least my friends does anyway. So ya a 420 would be good if you want chopper style.