Sneak Peek: Fox 650b/27.5 140mm Fork

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  • sucka? says:

    typo, there is no 150/120 34 talas fork currently available.

    • Francis says:

      >> typo, there is no 150/120 34 talas fork currently available.

      Ahh…. we have it on our Scott 720 bike. It is probably an OE fork only. We shall check on that.

  • Vince says:

    Fox behind the eight ball again……looks like Rock Shox will have the entire year to gain market share in the short travel 650B format

  • Oliver says:

    What is the benefit for having the brake mounts so low?

  • Francis says:

    >>What is the benefit for having the brake mounts so low?

    It just seems like that’s where the brake mounts fit best with the longer legs. It seems like they did not have to extend the legs as much.

  • Bikethrasher says:

    Hoping this means we are finally going to see some 5inch travel trail bikes to slap these on. I’d like to give 650b a try but, I don’t want or need a 6″ travel All Mtn bike. I’d love to see Santa Cruz give the Blur TRC the 650b treatment. Adding 650b wheels to that frame would raise the BB a bit and resolve my only issue with it. Santa Cruz if you build it I will buy it! If its already in the mix put my name on a large.

  • Josh S. says:

    Please, PLEASE give us a 20mm axle option!!! I know, 15mm is stiff enough – NOT! Until then, I will continue using a Fox 36 (which, by the way, accepts 650B with no problems), or the Rockshox Lyric.

    • Harold D says:

      That’s not the point of this fork. That would be like putting a truck bumper on a sports car. Now if you’re talking about the 34mm stanchion fork, then I agree. There should be a 20mm axle option.

  • Bog says:

    Pretty ugly fork in my opinion. Did Mark style the fork arch but forget that he no longer works at Marzocchi?! Definitely is an M in that arch. Or maybe he was drinking and watching the Dark Knight.

    • Roger says:

      I was just thinking that too! It looks like a the Marzocchi arc!
      Don’t you find it kinda funny when someone buys a carbon bike with the intention of building a light bike, then adds a dropper post, bigger wheels, and longer suspension.

  • Josh S. says:

    @ Harold-
    You’re right, a 20mm axle is not appropriate for this platform i.e. xc riding, and I was talking about having the option for their larger forks in general. However, if given the choice between larger stanchions or a larger axle, I definitely take the larger axle!

    @ Roger-
    The real benefit of carbon over aluminum is stiffness. Anyway, why wouldn’t someone try to save weight on the frame if they know they’re adding heavier parts? The trails where I live in western CO eat xc bikes for lunch so beefier parts on a smaller frame makes the most sense.

  • Reformed Roadie says:

    Will the lowers be available separately to swap with 26″ floats?
    The dropouts and post mounts remind me of the DT Swiss fork that was modified for Nino to run 650b.

  • David says:

    fox website now says 3.75lb with 165mm so 3.8lbs indeed! Lighter?! Not.

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