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Has anyone tried a RockShox Rudy on their Flaanimal 5.0 Ti? It looks like the crown to axle measure is 39mm greater on the RockShox (40mm version). My calcs show this will slacken the HT and ST angle by 2 degrees. I know this will change the handling, but I don’t have a reference to how much of a change I’m potentially in for. Anyone with an idea on what this change might look like?

Overall, I’m looking to make the bike a bit more capable on “rowdier” terrain that I’ll be hitting this summer and just checking out options (short of buying a hard tail mountain bike).

Steve The Intern Answered question April 6, 2023
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Jason,

We’ve heard of people installing Rudys and nobody has complained to us about it, but we have not tried it ourselves.

Slackening it will affect handling, and you would notice it initially. It is probably within the range of what you get used to over time though, otherwise the fork wouldn’t be viable on the aftermarket because so few bikes are designed around the fork.

Steve The Intern Answered question April 6, 2023