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Old March 28th, 2008, 8:45 PM   #1
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I have a serotta wicked lite. What amount of suspension travel in the fork was this frames geometry design for? Thanks
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Old March 29th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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You could go with a 80mm and that would work fine. I ran a Marzoochi on mine for a while. Then I went back to my painted to matck Yo fork. Good Luck! Marzoochi makes a 1'' steerer fork yet too!!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 2:33 PM   #3
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I have a serotta wicked lite. What amount of suspension travel in the fork was this frames geometry design for? Thanks
63mm.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 8:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answers. What forks were/are 63mm?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 3:46 AM   #5
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Come on dude...you won't tell me you got such a classic mtb and have no idea about classic parts! Poor Wicked Lite! Actually a non-suspension fork would be the right one.

But ok...I would advise you a Rock Shox Judy SL & XC (starting 95) or a MAG21. Please not a non-classic fork - the soul of your Wicked would scream with pain.

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Old March 31st, 2008, 10:18 AM   #6
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Well, I know classic mountain bikes (even if this one is on the verge) but I dont know suspension. I just dont want to invest mucho cash in a 1" fork to have the bike ride like a raked chopper. I have the original fork. This will be my first frame that has suspension corrected geometry though. The last time I ran suspension was a manitou 2 on my ritchey p23. That lasted one ride. Before that I had one of those scott uni crown forks on a brave. That was short lived too. Not only were both bike non suspension gro. But they were also crap forks too.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 2:18 PM   #7
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Find a Manitou EFC with the ride height set to the lower setting, or like others have said, a Judy XC or SL, or a Mag21. Those should all be about right and in general all feel pretty good for early suspension.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #8
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I've actually got a manitou efc. It needs to be rebuilt. Anyone have a manual for it? Here is the bike and the build so far. I've got a nitto/ritchey seatpost on the way. I think it will go nicely with the look of the bike. I might know where a nos 26.4 wcs version is if anybody wants.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 1:23 PM   #9
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Look here:

http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal...anituo_EFC.pdf

I forgot about that existing pdf of the manual
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #10
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Awesome thanks for the link. I was totally looking for a judy or a sid and forgot I have like 6 different crowns and the efc and the 2 and 3 bodys. I'm not a big fan of the ritchey stuff on this build but I have it and looks the part in the color scheme. I'm going to string it up as it is in the pics and see if I even like it before I put any changes into it. I've been looking for info on the serotta built stuff and see hardly any. Why no love?
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Old April 5th, 2008, 8:14 AM   #11
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nice and rare avocet saddle. i like your bike. wickeds are elegant.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 8:34 PM   #12
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The link that Colker put on on MTBR shows that the hating goes both ways. The Serotta folks seem to think that the Fat crew were a bunch of hacks and I'd since the original Fat crew was cut when the business went to Serotta they don't dig Serotta either.

I didn't know that Serotta Fats included anything beside Yo's - learn sumthin new everyday. Still, my interest in mountain bikes doesn't extend much beyond 1991 so I'm curmudgeonly.

I don't think there is any big problem running a non-suspension corrected fork on a frame built for 63mm. It will run faster but you can tweak that with your stem and fork choice and in any case it will be minor.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 3:16 PM   #13
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Well this frame has its original for so I good for the rigid end. Most of my bikes ar rigid and I love em but I'd like to have at least one front shocker. For a while anyways. The price was right so I did it. Glad no one wanted a serotta lite.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 6:49 AM   #14
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Pretty much all you could want to know from the Serotta page, including links to some interesting interviews with those involved at every level.

http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43419

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Old April 10th, 2008, 1:48 PM   #15
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Nice cranks on that Wicked!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #16
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Thanks for the serotta link thats some good reading.

Yeah I like the cranks. I was going for a whole Campagnlo build the while rebuilding the rear deraileur, I remember what crap their stuff was. Plus it very expensive a novelty build. But since I have the cranks,bb,brakes, and deraileurs. I'll try and use them.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 4:13 PM   #17
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New shots with better lighting and detail. What kind of rear dropout did they use. They are sweet.





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